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Bruin Profile - Kendall Butler
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  10/23/2002

Oct. 23, 2002





Kendall Butler



Sport: Women's Swimming and Diving

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Last School: Westminster HS

Past Profiles
* Kendall Butler
* Ryan Futagaki
* Lindsay Greco
* Jamila Veasley
* Chapin Kreuter
* Josh Hewko
* Craig Bragg
* Chadd Davis
* Ryan Smith
* Jimmy Frazelle
* Tiffany Burgess
* Sissy Pickett

* 2001-02 Profiles
* 2000-01 Profiles
* 1999-2000 Profiles

How old were you when you first started swimming?
Eight

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Getting my first national cut in the 200 yd. Butterfly and being able to work at the '96 Olympics when they were in my hometown

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
I normally always eat Starbursts before a meet.

Who inspired you to play your sport?
Just my neighborhood because I started swimming on its summer league swim team

What is your favorite sport other than your own?
Tennis

What was your favorite moment of last season?
Going to Ft. Lauderdale for nationals

If you could change anything about your sport, what would you change?
That practice wouldn't have to start so early in the morning.

If you could give advice to a young swimmer, what would it be?
To never give up hope on their goals but to remember to enjoy the sport and have fun along the way.

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
My Best Friend's Wedding

What is the TV show you can't miss?
Friends!!

What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?
Full House and Saved by the Bell

What is in your CD player right now?
Jimmy Eat World, No Doubt

What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection?
Probably my Stevie Wonder's Greatest Hits CD

What is the most embarrassing movie you've ever paid to see?
The Blair Witch Project

Why did you come to UCLA?
Because I love everything about it!

What is your favorite book?
Into Thin Air

If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
That I could become invisible

Tell us something about yourself that few people know:
I sang the National Anthem at the Atlanta Braves game when I was 10 with the choir that I was in.

If you could travel in time, where would you go?
The twenties!

Who is the one person you would want to be stuck on a deserted island with?
My friend Katie

If you had one last meal, what would it be?
Chicken fingers, curly fries, and a chocolate milkshake

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Jamocha

What is your favorite midnight snack?
Strawberry Pop Tarts

Who is the most famous person you've met?
Colin Powell

If you could invite someone famous over to dinner, who would it be and what would you be eating?
Gwen Stefani and we would eat Mexican food.

What would you never be caught dead wearing?
My neon green tie-dye matching pants and shirt that I used to wear when I was eight.

What is your worst habit?
Cracking all of my knuckles - and I can crack most of them!

What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
One time when I was little, my friend and I accidentally got locked in the trunk of their Saab.

What was your favorite toy as a child?
Barbies

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Going to the beach with family and friends

What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?
Travel, shop, and snorkel

What is your favorite color?
Blue

What is your favorite holiday and why? Christmas - because occasionally it snows in Atlanta, I get to see all of my family, and I love Christmas carols.


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