Ryan Elmquist, Men's Basketball, Class of 2011
What is your major?
What is it about your field of study that intrigues you?
The applications of the things we study to solve real problems
Favorite athletic moment at Caltech?
Both our overtime games last year were very exciting.
People will be surprised to know . . .
Describe your sport in 3 words?
Competitive, challenging, fun
Describe your coach in 3 words?
Intense, intelligent, personable
What goes through your head as you are "at match point", at
the free throw line, during a race, etc.?
How much homework I have to do later. No, just kidding. I usually try to just focus on making the shot and don't end up thinking about much else.
Favorite SCIAC school to compete against?
Favorite part about being a student-athlete at Caltech?
The challenge of balancing school and sports (and sleep)
What teammate has inspired you the most?
Matt's competitiveness is contagious
If you could go to any sporting event what would it be?
Best part about living in California?
The weather! I'm from Minnesota so nothing beats California winters.
If you could bring anything from your hometown what would it
I'd try to bring some snow back to make the California winters feel a little more like home, but I guess that'd be pretty hard to do.
If you had no schoolwork what would you do all day?
Hang out with friends
In 10 years, I'll be . . .
Nike or Adidas?
Who is your favorite athlete at Caltech, any sport?
Travis. He's always fun to watch because no one ever wants to guard him.
What TV show do you have to watch each week?
If you hadn't come to Caltech where would you be
University of Minnesota
What story would you tell your children about Caltech
Hopefully the one where we break our sciac losing streak
What makes you laugh the most?
How silly people get when they've been staying up for a long time working on a problem set
Where do you get your motivation from when things get
My family is always there to help when things get tough
Best thing about Caltech?
The size and the personal attention from the amazing people here that it allows you
What would you like to achieve most in your life?
Happiness I suppose
What have you learned about yourself through competing as a
I perform best when I'm challenged
Favorite video game?
If you could change one thing about Caltech what would it
A little less homework in order to get a little more sleep
What is your favorite pitch to hit . . . to throw, favorite
play, shot etc.?
It's always fun to hit a 3 pointer