EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week The Volante sports staff will interview a member of the USD athletic community and ask them off-the-wall questions. Enjoy the hilarity.
Maggie Smith is a first-year backstroke swimmer and IM specialist for the women’s swimming team out of Dellwood, Minn.
Smith placed 11th at the Minnesota Class A state meet and was fifth in state for the 100 M backstroke in 2010.
In the same year, she was named all-state and all-conference and swam for the Star Swim Team.
Jasen Robbennolt: Where are you from?
Maggie Smith: St. Paul, Minn.
JR: What is your major?
MS: Business Marketing.
JR: How did you get into swimming?
MS: I took lessons when I was younger, and the lessons progressed. I joined the swim team and now I’m swimming for USD.
JR: What is your favorite swimming stroke?
MS: Backstroke. I’m also an Individual Medley swimmer, but my specialty is the backstroke.
JR: Who is your most inspirational swimmer?
MS: I would say Natalie Coughlin. She is really good at what she does and a cool person
JR: About how many hours a week do you spend in a swimming pool?
MS: I would have to say twenty.
JR: Who would you rather take on a date: Ryan Lochte or Michael Phelps?
MS: Definitely Ryan Lochte.
JR: What is the scariest movie you have seen?
MS: I don’t really like scary movies, but I do like comedies and romantic comedies. My favorite romantic comedy is No Strings Attached.
JR: What is your favorite television show?
MS: “Modern Family”
JR: How many siblings do you have?
MS: One sister, who is a freshman in high school.
JR: Do you have any pet peeves?
MS: I don’t like annoying noises like tapping or chewing gum.
JR: What are your favorite Christmas traditions?
MS: I like putting the lights on the house, going to get the Christmas tree, and decorating it with lights and ornaments while my family and I watch Christmas movies.
JR: What do you plan on doing over Winter Break?
MS: Seeing family and friends and hanging out for ten days. Then I have to go to Arizona for ten days on a training trip for swimming.
JR: What are you asking for this Christmas?
MS: I’m not really asking for much, but I did ask for a new iPod shuffle. College was a big expense, so nothing big.