Pac-10 Q&A: Mike Myrhed, Oregon Tennis

Jan. 28, 2009

Read about Oregon men's tennis player, senior Mike Myrhed in this edition of the Pac-10 Q&A.

What are your goals for your final season at Oregon?
My goals for my final season at Oregon are to keep improving my game and play at my very best my final season here. Also, to make the NCAA team tournament for the first time in my time here at Oregon.

What is currently on your iPod?
Currently on my iPod is Old Satyricon, Behexen, Hardcore, Sensation Black, Speedcore (Gabba Front Berlin), Candlemass, Xasthur, Classical Music etc.

Who would you love to trade places for a day with?
I would love to trade place with Frost - drummer, Varg Vikernes - vocalist, Impellitteri - guitarist or some other skilled musician.

Who is your favorite athlete to watch compete?
My favorite athletes to watch in competition are Roger Federer, J O Waldner, or Ronnie O'Sullivan.

What talent would you most like to have?
The talent I would most like to have is the ability to play drums at a great level. I would love to create a band when I have time one day.

What is your favorite memory as a Duck thus far?
My favorite memory as a Duck has been getting such great support from friends during matches, especially freshman year. I actually got a point penalty for a loud crowd once.

What attribute do you most like about yourself?
My ability to focus in critical situations.

What are your plans for after college?
After college I want to travel, get my masters degree and go where life takes me.

What is the best thing about the University of Oregon?
The best thing about the University of Oregon is the great business school, great campus, great people and close proximity to everything like restaurants, shops, etc.

Who is you funniest teammate?
I would say all of them because they each contribute in different ways.

What sport are you the worst at?
Hmmm, basketball??? I don't know.

What is smething about you that others would be surprised to hear?
Others would be surprised to hear that I lived in Zambia for two years.

Which of your teammates would you like to trade places with for a day and why?
I would trade places with any one of them really, just to get a different perspective on things.

What is the best advice you've received?
The best advice that I have received is to do what you love and love what you do - from a former teacher.

What do you miss most about Sweden?
What I miss about Sweden is the music, my friends and the food (I'm a big food fan, if you ever visit Sweden, try the pizza!)