Pac-10 Q&A: Meg Hostage, Stanford Diving

Feb. 6, 2009

The sophomore, a Potomac, Md. native, talks about her favorite music, her plans after college and much more in this edition of the Pac-10 Q&A.

How did it feel to be named the Pac-10 Diver of the Year as a freshman?
It felt great. I worked very hard last year and I was thrilled that the Pac-10 would ever recognize an incoming freshman.

My goals for this season are...
My goals are to qualify for the NCAA Championships while also becoming more consistent and confident in my diving. I would also like to work on getting back up on platform.

On my iPod is...
A collection of music- anywhere from Country and Indie to Rap and Hip Hop.

My favorite team to watch as a kid was...
As a kid, I used to love watching the Washington Redskins play on Sundays with my dad and my brothers. Unfortunately, the Redskins have never been any good- so the novelty wore off after a while.

My favorite athlete to watch is...
Laura Wilkinson because she is such a great competitor. She's also a good role model because no matter how she is diving she always seems to have a positive attitude, its contagious.

The talent I'd most like to have is...
I would love to be able to sing, but unfortunately I wasn't gifted with having such a great singing voice. Being tone deaf doesn't help.

My favorite memory as a Cardinal is...
My favorite memory as a Cardinal would be placing second on Platform at the 2008 NCAA Championships.

My plans after college are...
After college I plan to go to Dental School and eventually become an orthodontist.

The best thing about Stanford is...
The best thing about Stanford would be the people, the academics--or the weather.

My funnies teammate is... because...
Sarah Ohr becuase no matter what kind of mood you come to practice in, you'll leave laughing at something she's said- whether it was funny or not.

The sport I'm the worst at is...
I would say Basketball- it's hard to be competitive when your only 5'4.

Something about me that others would be surprised to hear is...
I think people would be surprised to hear that my best friend is my twin brother Mike who goes to University of Delaware.

The best advice I've received was.... from....
One of the best bits of advice I've ever heard was a quote I read somewhere- its cheesy- but true. 'Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere'.

My biggest pet peeve is...
My biggest pet peeve is being lied to. Even if its something small.

What I miss most about Maryland is...
I miss living with my family and enjoying home cooked meals.

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