Andrew Herring ’15 on the left is a member of Kenyon’s tennis team.
Q: How did you get involved with tennis at Kenyon?
A: The coaches contacted me through my dad when I was in high school. My dad and I scheduled a visit to the school a month or two later and then came up to Gambier. I didn’t really know much about Kenyon before I visited and then I found out it was a pretty good school. When I visited and saw the KAC, realized that this was the only place I wanted to go. So basically I came to Kenyon for athletics, and the fact that it was a good school played second fiddle.
Q: Is there a moment that particularly stands out in your illustrious Kenyon athletic career so far?
A: The moment that stands out the most to me is freshman year when the team got to the finals of the NCAA tournament. That’s something that has never happened before at Kenyon and it felt incredible to be a part of something as special as that and for that I have to thank my teammates and God.
Q: What are you favorite aspects of the game/Kenyon’s team?
A: My favorite parts of the team are the six a.m. runs, getting to travel regularly to play tournaments in the fall, and hanging out with all my teammates. Most people would’t like to get up early, but I really enjoy getting to start the day with a few miles, you feel great after and then it makes sure I get my day started early and don’t waste it. Also my teammates are great, I live with three of them and i definitely consider them the best friends a guy could ask for.
Q: Least favorite aspects?
A: I would have to say that one of my least favorite aspects is that I can’t play intramural basketball in the spring because we have practice, because while I’m a tennis player, my true passion is basketball (I just lacked the talent to pursue a career in it). Another thing I don’t like is that for 6 months out of the year we play outside, I’m more of an indoor player, so going outside in the ohio weather makes things a little rough.
Q: What is your favorite Matt Damon movie?
A: My favorite Matt Damon movie, and I will exclude Good Will Hunting, is probably Rounders. He and Edward Norton play off each other very well and I’ve always been a fan of the gambling movies, mainly because I’ve always liked to gamble a little myself (mainly on the ponies at the racetrack in my hometown).