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Cassandra Brassard: Q&A

By NU Athletic Communications

Favorite animal: My favorite animal is a dog. I love all breeds and can’t wait to work with them in my future career as a veterinarian. 

Favorite candy: My favorite candy is mike and ike’s or Reece’s peanut butter cups.

Celebrity crush: My celebrity crush in definitely Ryan Reynolds, such a hottie!

Favorite childhood memory: My favorite childhood memory is playing with my puppy in the family room. 

What are your pre-meet rituals? My pre-meet ritual is nothing too special, I just stretch a lot.

What superpower would you choose? I would choose invisibility or flight. Invisibility because I could pull a lot of funny pranks but flight so I could fly home easier.

What is your dream job? My dream job is to be a small animal veterinarian.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would love to travel to Australia; it looks beautiful and has incredible animals.

What is your fondest swimming memory? My fondest memory of swimming was at Olympic trials in 2016. I dropped a full second in my 100 back, something I hadn’t done in years.  Before the swim I could just feel all the support from my team and I could feel it right after. I walked up and gave Pablo a hug after and it was the most satisfying feeling finishing that race.

What does success mean to you? Success to me means being happy and achieving goals. After all the hard work has been put in and getting the result you want.  Success is never settling for good enough, but being satisfied with your best.


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