Athlete of the Week Archive

Jan. 31, 2011

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Athlete of the Week



Allie Smith


Which dive is your favorite to perform?
"I would have to say full out on three meter is my favorite. It is 2 ½ flips with a full twist. It is fun and the majority of women do not compete it."

What is the one thing you miss most about Utah?
"I really miss my dog since I cannot have her here in my apartment with me. Carmie is my little ray of sunshine."

What is your favorite thing about Laramie?
"I like that the town is centered around the university and the students."

What do you enjoy doing with your free time?
"Well, if I had more free time, I would love to continue dancing. I have danced ever since I was little and really enjoy it. For now, I like to pick up a fun book to read."

What song pumps you up to compete?
"Currently I have been listening to Stereo Love. I like songs with a good beat that I can have fun with. Those songs put me in a great mindset to just have fun and compete."

What is your all time favorite movie?
"That is tough, but currently I would have to go with The Proposal."

What are your future plans?
"I am planning to move down to Pensacola, Fla. after graduation In May because that is where my fiancé is completing flight school in the Air Force."

What is your favorite thing about majoring in mathematics?
"I like the idea of being able to do different things with it. I can go into the business/corporate side with finance or statistics, or possibly teach at some point down the road."

What motivates you academically?
"I enjoy learning, and of course, finishing school is a motivation to keep going strong."

What sport do you enjoy watching the most?
"Gymnastics is fun for me to watch since I used to be a gymnast when I was younger and shorter."

Who is your idol?
"My dad is someone I hope to be like in life. He always puts others first and strives to always do the right thing. He is always there for me, through the good and bad."

If you could have one super power what would it be?
"I have to say I would enjoy being able to be in two places at once."

What is your favorite meal to cook?
"Homemade macaroni and cheese with extra sharp white cheddar cheese. It's delicious!"

Are you a skier or snowboarder? And what do you like about it?
"I can snowboard, but I haven't been in a few years. I enjoy it all minus the frigid cold."

If you could have any animal as a pet what would that animal be?
"I think a dolphin would be an awesome pet!"

What is your favorite book?
"I have to admit that I am hooked on Nicholas Sparks' novels. They are all good."

What TV shows do you like to watch?
"Law and Order is a favorite of mine and Say Yes to the Dress, since I am currently wedding dress shopping myself."

What is your favorite thing about college?
"All the life lessons and experience I have gotten, and all the wonderful people that I have met."

What is your favorite summer time activity?
"The beach is where I would spend every second of the summer if I could."

What food is your guilty pleasure to eat?
"Caramel is my weakness. It is chocolate for most women, but caramel wins me over."

Who is your celebrity crush?
"Channing Tatum- he isn't too bad on the eyes."