Out Of The Water With Michael Burns

Here is a closer look at senior swimming captain Michael Burns from East Amherst N.Y.

Nickname: Burnsie

Favorite Musician: Foo Fighters

Favorite Book: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Favorite Song: "Where the Streets Have No Name" – U2

Favorite Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Favorite Movie: Sherlock Holmes

Favorite TV Show: House

Favorite Sport other than the one you play at HC: Hockey

Favorite Sports Figure: Ryan Miller

Favorite Spot on Campus: Hart Center Pool, Lane 4

Favorite Class at Holy Cross: Ethics with Prof. Kendy Hess

Before I Came to Holy Cross, I'd Never Heard of: a "bubbler"

Favorite Thing to do on Bus Trips: Sleep

Nobody Knows How Much I Like: A cappella music

Craziest Ambition: Visit every Hard Rock Café in the world

Dream Job: Orthopedic Surgeon

Favorite Web Site: boston.barstoolsports.com

Person I Admire Most: My dad

Most Influential Person in My Life: My mom

Best Word to Describe Me: Friendly

Thing I am Most Thankful for: My family

Favorite Quote: "If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you always got" – Anthony DiNozzo (NCIS)

One Person from History I Would Like to Have Dinner with: George Washington

Most Famous Person I've Met: Mario Lemieux

Advice to Young Athletes: Don't get discouraged with a bad race/bad game. Think about what you could have done differently and don't let it happen again.

Why I Chose Holy Cross: The reputation of the pre-med program and the opportunity to swim Division I