10 Questions with Arlie Rykosky
Second of eight in a profile series on swimming and diving seniors
Nov. 15, 2012
The second part of a profile series with the eight seniors on the swimming and diving team continues with Arlie Rykosky. Rykosky comes from Metairie, La. swims in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events while participating in a variety of relay teams. She won the 100 fly against Vanderbilt and has seven top five finishes this season. The senior is a two-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
1. Why did you choose Marshall?
I really liked the college feel of the town when I came on my recruiting visit and I like the girls on the team.
2. If you weren’t a swimmer, what other sport would you play or want to play?
Tennis, because you are out in the sun, I like to run and I think it would be fun.
3. What is best swimming advice you have ever received?
Swimming is not easy, from my club coach.
4. What is best and worst class you’ve had at Marshall?
My worst is chemistry and my favorite is microbiology or anatomy.
5. What is the one thing you have to do before a meet?
Have caffeine and music
6. Which swimmer/diver do you idolize?
Lenny Krayzelburg, because I met him.
7. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
Bird because you can fly and I would be able to fly all over and travel.
8. If there was a team competition for top comedian, who would win and why?
Sarah Coghlin, because you never know what you’re going to get!
9. Which teammate is likely to burst in song at the most random times?
Probably Sarah Coghlin too.
10. Which event do you enjoy the best and why?
Probably the 100 butterfly because it’s my stroke and nice and short.