20 Questions with Alyssa Glass
Updated: Thursday 09/04/2012 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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Q: Why did you choose the Tribe?
I chose the Tribe because I wanted to attend an academically challenging school while competing at the Division I level.

Q: Describe a moment when you felt the most Tribe pride...
I felt the most Tribe pride when I practiced in the gymnastics gym for the first time. It felt like I had found the place I needed to be.

Q: Take us through your pre-game mental preparation routine:
Usually I will listen to music and get really pumped up before a competition.

Q: What are some community activities you or your team has done?
We are going to be doing a Diabetes walk on the day of homecoming, and we also volunteer at the William and Mary club gymnastics team's home meet.

Q: What is your intended or declared major and why?
My declared major is history while fulfilling my pre-med requirements. I chose history because I love the subject and college is one of the last times you can study what you truly adore.

Q: Describe your dream job:
My dream job is to be a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. I want to give back to athletes because I have been so thoughtfully taken care of over the course of my gymnastics career.

Q: If you could play another sport at W&M what would it be and why?
I would play soccer because I love how fast paced the game is played.

Q: Favorite team tradition/activity and why?
I like green and gold Fridays at the gym. Dressing up in school colors makes practices more enjoyable and brings the team closer together.

Q: What animal would best describe you and why?
I think a cheetah would be describe me because I am a fairly quick sprinter.

Q: What is your favorite quote or phrase?
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" Friday Night Lights

Q: What is your favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
My favorite food is sushi.

Q: Favorite place you have visited or traveled to and why?
The best place I have visited is Greece. It was beautiful, cultured, and a lot of my extended family still resides there.

Q: If you could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
I would sit down with Gabby Douglas. She seems like such a sweet girl who overcame a lot of adversity to become the women's all-around gold medalist at the Olympics. I think she would be extremely interesting to have lunch with.

Q: Most addicting television show?
Vampire Diaries

Q: How will you change the world (or even just one person's world)?
I think communication can solve a lot of problems. So if you are a friendly face and a constant support system you can definitely change one person's world.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know...
I went to a private boarding school for high school.

Q: What was your most-commented Facebook post?
The one where I claimed I was officially accepted into the College of William and Mary.

Q: What is your best non-athletic skill?

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
My biggest pet peeve is uncleanliness.

Q: What is something you are afraid of?
I am afraid of the future and all the unknowns life has to offer.

Q: What is an obstacle you had to overcome in your life?
I have had to overcome many injuries in my life to continue with gymnastics.

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