Out Of The Water With Madison Walsh

Here is a closer look at senior swimmer Madison Walsh from Ridgefield, Conn.

Name: Madison Walsh

Nickname: Madz, Bladz, Maddie, Fave

Favorite Musician: Michael Jackson (RIP)

Favorite Book: Harry Potter 1-7

Favorite Song: Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Favorite Actor: Leo DiCaprio

Favorite Movie: It's A Wonderful Life

Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill reruns on Soap Net

Favorite Magazine: National Geographic

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

Favorite Sports Figure: Shaun White

Favorite Spot on Campus: Millard Darkroom

Favorite Class at Holy Cross: Philosophical Anthropology, Prof. Cic

Before I Came to Holy Cross, I'd Never Heard of: "The Woo"

Pre-Game Routine: Tay Swift "Mean" on repeat, while readjusting my goggles 100 times, twitching my leg muscles, and avoiding all thoughts of swimming

Favorite Thing to do on Bus Trips: Watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall with Barry

Nobody Knows How Much I Like: Christmas

Craziest Ambition: Help achieve world peace, find my life's passion, set foot on each of the 7 continents, trek through the jungle on the back of an elephant, walk the Great Wall of China, check out the international space station…Too many?

Dream Job: Photographer for National Geographic or a Kardashian

Favorite Web Site: Wikipedia.org

Person I Admire Most: My sister, Carolyn

Most Influential Person in My Life: Bono

Best Word to Describe Me: Obnoxious

Thing I am Most Thankful for: My amazing family

Favorite Quote: "Whatever you are, be a good one." –Abe Lincoln
One Person from History I Would Like to Have Dinner with: Roundtable with MLK Jr., Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy

Most Famous Person I've Met: Prince William & Kate Middleton

Advice to Young Athletes: HAVE FUN. Go!

Why I Chose Holy Cross: Barry Parenteau, the color purple, matching brick buildings, Jesuit values and stellar academics.