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Andrew Skandalaris
Andrew Skandalaris

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Mich.

High School:
Seaholm

Event:
Free


Getting to Know Andrew Skandalaris

Where were you born?
Royal Oak, Mich.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...a cop (I gave out fake tickets to random people). Now I want to be...Superman.

What is your favorite movie?
The Shawshank Redemption

Why did you choose Michigan State University?
Where else can you say, you're a Spartan? Enough said.

Who is your favorite MSU athlete of all time?
Steve Smith

Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?
Steve Prefontaine

Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. The Next Episode
2. The Odysee (Radio Mix)
3. Rock The Boat
4. Just Dance
5. Don't Be Shy

Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
Getting to experience the "O.MG!!!" feeling of jumping off the 10 m platform.

GREEN or WHITE???
UGHHH....... We are Spartans! GO GREEN!!!!!! & GO WHITE!!!!!

What is your biggest fear?
Finishing a task or event, but then realizing I did not put in 100% effort from the start!

Freshman Season: Finished fifth at the TYR Invitational (11/22) in the 50 back with a 24.25 ... Took third vs. Michigan (2/8) in the 100 back with a 54.59 ... His 52.49 in the 100 back at the Big Ten Championships was the team's third-fastest time of the year ... Also swam in the medley and free relays.

High School: Part of the two-time state champion 200 medley relay team as a junior...Earned All-League, All-State and All-Region accolades...Four-year letterwinner.

Personal: Born Feb. 18, 1990...Son of Bob and Julie Skandalaris...Sister is on the swim team at Washington University in St. Louis...Brother played lacrosse at Duke...Father, Bob, played football at MSU...Criminal Justice major.

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