By Brian McCallister - (a sophomore member of the Georgetown Diving Team)
Editor's Note: This is the first of what we hope will be many blogs from our Swimming and Diving team on the Hilltop. Brian McCallister, today's author, is a transfer from American University and will touch on his experiences and pride relating to the Georgetown experience.
Okay, so maybe you don't even know what a Hoya is, don't worry, I only had vague ideas myself before New Student Orientation (NSO) pounded its legacy into my identity during my first days here at Georgetown. Just know that if you do one day decide to join the Hoya family, you'll soon understand that being a Hoya holds a very special meaning to our community. It represents an elite privilege, unparalleled by most distinctions you'll come to enjoy throughout your life on the Hill...top that is, unless of course you're a Clinton.
After boarding a plane for Texas this weekend, I never thought that the D.C. area was going to get as much snow as it did. Like Ryan, whenever they talk about the blizzard of "insert year here", I just assume it will snow some, turn to rain or the dreaded freezing rain, and ice up/melt within a day or so. Flash forward to Saturday and turning on the hotel tv.......bummer for all the people who were stuck in the blizzard. I received text messages and pictures of the streets and scenes (a grocery-store line a mile long, people buying things for the armageddon, etc.). At this point I just figured there would be some flight delays and changed the channel to some hoops.
Hope everyone had a really nice Thanksgiving and got to spend the holiday with people they care about. Turkey Day consisted of sleeping in, eating good food and watching a Bronco win to cap it all off. My parents have moved from just outside Philadelphia to Allentown,
Pa so the drive has turned into a 3 1/2 hour trip up I-95 to a 3 1/2
hour trek across I-83 and I-76. Not that this matters to many, but the
scenery is definitely different.
This week on Hoya Insider, Meredith Cox, Kortney Robinson and I sit down to discuss the highlights of the fall season. Kort talked about the volleyball and field hockey seasons after an interview with members of the football team, while Mer touched on moments from men's soccer, cross country, crew/rowing and golf. I'm going to take my blog time to talk about the sports I cover daily - swimming, tennis and women's soccer.