Pac-10 Q&A: Katy Houston, USC Swimming

Feb. 20, 2009

My goals for the rest of this season are...
My goals for the rest of this season are to score in the top 8 at Pac-10s and NCAA's. I would also like to get all best times at NCAA's.

On my iPod is...
For my iPod, I just downloaded Kings of Leon and the soundtrack to Fever Pitch.

I would love to trade places for a day with...
I would love to trade places for a day with Conan O'Brien!

My favorite teams to watch as a kid were...
My favorie teams to watch as a kid growing up were the Denver Broncos and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

My favorite athlete to watch is...
My favorite athletes to watch are my teammates. I get excited watching them race.

The talent I'd most like to have is...
The talent I'd most like to have is to be mutlilingual. I don't know if this is really a 'talent', so I guess I would say to learn languages easily.

The attribute I most like about myself is...
The attribute that I most like about myself is my positive attitude.

My plans after college are...
My plans for after college are to continue training and begin work. I would also like to continue with graduate school.

The best thing about USC is...
The best thing about USC is the campus and all my friends.

Who is your funniest teammate and why?
The women's team is pretty funny, but I would say my funniest teammate is Kazu Miyhara from the guy's team because of his impersonations.

The sport I'm the worst at is...
I would say the sport I am the worst at is soccer.

Something about me that others would be surprised to hear is ...
I think people would be surprised to hear that I have terrible vision, but only in one eye.

What is the best advice you've received and who was it from?
The best advice I've received was, 'Be in charge of your own happiness' from my mom.

My biggest pet peeve is...
My biggest pet peeve is being interrupted because it is disrespectful.

What I miss most about Reno is...
What I miss most about my hometown of Reno, Nev., is the weather and the lack of traffic.

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