Better Know a Freshman Gymnast - Madisyn O'Brien

Dec. 18, 2009

Madisyn O'Brien is from Sebastopol, Calif. where she graduated from Analy High. She wants to major in Environmental Sciences at Cal. She loves to travel and enjoys scuba diving, having gone on a dive trip to Mexico last summer. She is a big sports fan with her favorite teams being the SF Giants and 49ers, the Colts, the NY Giants, the Warriors and the Celtics. Madisyn competed for Rohnert Park Gymnastics where she qualified for Nationals in 2008 and 2009.

Here are some quick facts you may not know about Madisyn:

What other sport would you compete in if you weren't a gymnast? I would be a swimmer.

What are your future goals? To find a cure for cancer.

Where would you like to travel? Europe, especially to Ireland and Greece.

What is a weird fact people may not know about you? My dad races pigeons.

What is your ideal job after Cal? A scuba instructor

What is your favorite movie from the last year? The Hangover

Who is the one person you would like to have met? Bob Marley

What would be the first thing you would do if you became president? Create peaceful relations with the world.

What is the one place in the world you would most like to help? Ghana

What are the five most-played songs on your iPod? 1) Better Together - Jack Johnson; 2) Toes - Zach Brown Band; 3) Kids - MGMT; 4) Free Falling - Tom Petty; 5) Jammin' - Bob Marley

Keep checking back to to see profiles of the other new members of the 2010 California Golden Bear Gymnastics team. Also check out the Lifestyles of a Cal Gymnast blog where members of the team talk about what it is like to be a Cal gymnast, in and out of the gym.

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