Q&A with Stephanie Glover
Fourth-year Stephanie Glover and the Cavalier women’s swimming and diving team heads to Atlanta this week to compete in the ACC Championships. The women haven’t brought home the league title in four years, but 2008 could be their year. The ACC Championships begin Wednesday and run through Saturday on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.
Question: Are you ready for the ACC Championships?
Glover: Absolutely. I just want to get there and do it. This is my last chance, our last chance as fourth-years. I think this year is our best chance, for the team and for me personally, in my four years. I just want to get there and get started.
Question: What’s it like being a co-captain with classmate Jessica Lewis?
Glover: Jess and I are very alike. We’re both economics majors, both sprinters, and obviously, both captains this year. We’re great friendsI would consider her one of my closest friends on the team. We get along really well, which is kind of a blessing because it would be bad if the two people in leadership didn’t get along. So it’s great. We enjoy each other a lot.
Question: How have the first-years on the team adjusted to college swimming?
Glover: We were excited with the first-year class this year. They have just been very positive all year and have embraced the college experience. They’re adding so much to the team, both in terms of points and in the pool everyday in practice. They’re just extremely positive and they work hard.
Question: How does your victory over defending ACC Champion UNC influence your preparation for ACCs?
Glover: Obviously, beating UNC was awesome. Personally, it was probably the best feeling I’ve had in my four years here. But, at the same time, we have to prepare everyone because the ACCs are going to be a little bit more competitive. And it’s probably the most pressure that the first-years have ever experienced. I think we have to take a step back from the victory over UNC. We have to be excited about it and let it encourage us, but be careful not to become overconfident.
Question: What are you plans after graduation?
Glover: I have applied to the McIntire one-year graduate program in commerce, so we’ll see.
Question: Finally, since we ask all the swimmers the really tough questions, what’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Glover: I really enjoy, every now and then, listening to Spice Girls. It’s kind of a guilty pleasure.