The Tennis Ten, With Catie McLevish

Feb. 23, 2005

1. The NHL has recently announced the cancellation of the 2005 hockey season due to a failure to meet an agreement in terms of salary and other financial issues. What are your thoughts on this subject matter?
I have heard bits and pieces of the issue and have heard that the NHL pays the players very high salaries. While I do believe it is unfair to make salary cuts, I also think that some of the salaries are a little bit high. No wonder it is so expensive to go to some of the athletic events these days! I would like the NHL and the players to work it out so they can save what is left of the season. Battling during the season is not benefiting anyone.

2. If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and with whom would you go?
I lived in Europe for four years and ever since then I have wanted to go back. I would like to take a vacation and travel around Europe. I am especially interested in London, Paris and Vienna. I would like to go with either my family or a group of friends.

3. If you won the lottery, what would be the very first thing you would buy or do?
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I love to see new places and learn new things. I have plans to see a lot of the world before I settle down. So with my lottery winnings I would probably go on a cruise that stops at a lot of interesting places.

4. What has been your sweetest victory on the Purdue tennis team?
It was really exciting to beat No. 19 Texas A&M this year. The fact that I am a senior makes the victory even better!

5. With spring training beginning for baseball, is there a particular team you will be rooting for this season?
I have to say that I am not a huge baseball fan, but if I had to pick a team I would go for the Twins.

6. Who has been your most inspirational person during your time at Purdue so far? Why?
I can not think of one person in particular who has been inspirational during my time at Purdue. I have taken in a lot from many different people.

7. Where is your favorite place to relax on campus?
I enjoy being anywhere away from the academic buildings; I am there enough during the day. My favorite place near campus to relax would probably be the coffee house.

8. Describe your typical day or night of rest and relaxation.
Unfortunately, a typical night does not involve a whole lot of relaxation. I manage to keep myself pretty busy with schoolwork and who knows what else. However, when I do get a night off, I like to go out and do something like watch a movie, go out to dinner, cook a good dinner, go bowling, or just hang out.

9. What kind of music do you enjoy listening to when preparing for a match? Do you have a favorite group or singer?
My teammates normally bring pump-up music to the match so I never really have to decide what I am going to listen to. However, I would say I like the basic over-played radio songs with a good beat when I am warming up. A favorite song and group vary from week to week.

10. Being a native of Ohio, is there anything in particular you miss about home?
I graduated from a high school in Ohio, but it was not really home since I have moved many times. My parents moved to New Jersey, right outside New York City, after my freshman year. I have had a lot of fun at home over the summer exploring the city and I really miss the excitement of it all when I am back at Purdue.




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