Behind the V: Elly Faulkner

Jan. 15, 2014

Elly Faulkner is a junior from Louisville, Ky., and a member of the Vanderbilt women's swimming team.

Last concert attended?
Waka Flocka and Steve Aoki Block Party. I did so much dancing my legs were sore the next day!

What motivates you?
My parents motivate and inspire me to be a better person and work hard at everything I do. They have taught me that doing the right thing always pays off, even if it is the harder thing to do.

What will you be doing 10 years from now?
I plan to run my own multinational company.

Why did you get into swimming?
When I was four, my mom threw me in the pool and told me I had no choice but to do swim practice, and I'm thankful for it everyday!

How did you end up at Vanderbilt?
I have been traveling to Nashville for club swim meets since I can remember and loved the city. Vanderbilt’s academics and growing swim team made it the perfect school for me.

What was your first job?
Swim coach at a country club in Louisville

First music you ever purchased?
Spice Girls or Backstreet Boys

Farthest you've been from home?
I have been all over Europe: Sweden, Poland, Russia, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, and others.

Favorite author?
I love Mary Kay Andrews books for some fun, easy reads.

Do you have pets?
I have the most amazing golden retriever named Daisy.

If you were invisible, where would you go?
I would definitely use my invisibility to play harmless tricks on people. I like to think I am quite the prankster, but with invisibility my pranks would be on a whole new level!

Behind the V Archive
Associate Director: Lori Alexander
Baseball: Drew Fann
Swimming: Chrissy Oberg
Men's Basketball: Garry Christopher
Women's Golf: Rene Sobolewski
Bowling: Nicole Mosesso
Ticket Office: Eric Jones
Compliance: George Midgett



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