Sarah Rodriguez

USA Synchro

Name: Sarah Rodriguez

Awards/Honors: Texas Speech/Debate Tournament finalist; St Anthony of Padua Award; IWHS Academic Scholarship 4.0 GPA, National Honor Society, Academic Excellence in Latin, receiving Summa Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam

Goals: To be a 2016 Olympic team member and be a part of the team that returns the USA to the podium; medical school/physician/pathology

Athletic Achievements: 2013 U.S. Open Team 2nd; 2013 SwimOutlet.com U.S. Junior National Championships Team 1st, Duet 3rd, Figures 8th; 2013 FINA World Trophy Duet 7th; 2012 U.S. National Championships Team 2nd, Duet 2nd; 2012 U.S. Open Solo 3rd

Other: Starred in a Pampers TV commercial and magazine advertisement at the age of 1 ... swimsuit model for an on-line Bay area ladies store in 2013 ... Loves to dance and considers herself a great Justin Bieber impressionist

Getting to know Sarah Rodriguez

Favorite book: “The Catcher in the Rye”

Favorite movie: “The Silence of the Lambs”

Biggest athletic thrill: Completing a specific, long duration, sprinting swimming set; I felt myself staying in the moment and getting stronger as I went, and knew that because of that feeling of strength, intensity and lack of any sort of fear, this is the center of my universe/where I’m supposed to be

Person to meet: I would love the chance to meet with various film directors, such as Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme

Favorite animal: Dogs often help bring me back to center when I become emotional and/or overwhelmed with varying aspects of life

Musical act/performer live: To see Talking Heads live would be amazing; I would very much like to see The 1975 and Incubus live

Pet peeve: When people prolong the ends of their words, such as "yesssssss"

Motto: Don't just do something, immerse yourself in it; let the music sink into your bloodstream: exist.

Luxury item I can't be without: My iPhone - it houses more than I can say

Spare time: Annotating books/reviewing my previous annotations, researching the formation of the universe, creating movements and shapes with my body to varying pieces of music in front of the mirror