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.