Pac-10 Q&A: Arizona State Swimmer Jen Beckberger

Nov. 26, 2008

Arizona State junior sprint swimmer Jen Beckberger answers several questions including what she will do after college, her favorite athlete and the best advice she has received.

On My Ipod is...
OLD music. I have one of the first ipod minis from so long ago, so I listen to a lot of R&B, Hip Hop and Rock music from a few years ago.

My favorite athlete to watch is...
USA swimmer Jenny Thompson who I actually raced against in 2003 in the Short Course Worlds in Indiana and I was freaking out!

Talent I'd most like to have would be...
Gills, so I could swim faster because I wouldn't have to waste time breathing.

Attribute I most like about myself is...
If you want an honest opinion, I will give it to you straight.

What I miss most about my hometown is...
The green grass and all the trees. Also, all my neighbors and everyone knowing everyone else. When I was home some we still will throw around a football or have water fights with the little kids.

After college I will be...
Swimming! I have four years until the 2012 Olympics. I am also looking forward to the Common Wealth Games in Canada.

If I could be on the cover of any magazine, it be...
Sports Illustrated because everyone would think I'm hot!

Favorite sports to watch as a kid was...
swimming and football.

If I could have dinner with any famous person, dead or alive, it be...
Einstein because I am taking this Visual Imagination class and we were talking about quantum physics and theories and that stuff was over my head! So I would want to meet Einstein to try and understand those things.

The sport that I am the worst at is...
anything on land, but mostly soccer because I think I am an awkward runner.

Something about myself that others are surprised to hear is...
For people who already know me... When I was little I wore dresses and my blonde hair in pig tails everyday.

The best advice I've received is...
'Shut up and do it!' 'Suck it up and go!' from my coach in Canada.

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