Bear Facts

A weekly Q&A with Baylor's student-athletes


Jordan Rhodes

Sept. 9, 2008

BEAR FACTS Archive

Jordan Rhodes
Women's Golf
Sophomore

When did you start playing your sport?
When I was a sophomore in high school.

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?
Probably my mom because she is my one man cheering section.

What is the best part of being a college athlete?
Its fun to say for bragging, and we get a lot of cool gear.

Favorite sport other than your own?
I like to throw a football, play football a lot. My dad played football in college, my dad and I throw a lot. We are a big football family.

After meeting Coach Ferdon, what was your first thought?
When I first met her, I was like I just want to come to school here. Like she is so cool and real laid back. She is there for the player as opposed to a lot of coaches who are there for their name, she is really there for the team.

Do you have a pre-round ritual, if so what is it?
I listen to 311 and the night before I will have a steak.

What is the most unique item in your locker?
I would have to say my picture of Adam Scott, but then again all of us have pictures of Adam Scott.

Who are your favorite sports heroes?
Payne Stewart, because he was a good Christian, and he was really humble.

What opposing schools do you most look forward to competing against ?
I am friends with a lot of the UT girls, so I would say UT definitely.

Who is your biggest fan?
My mom and my dad.

Why did you choose to attend Baylor?
I mainly wanted to be at a Christ-centered school, and also the reputation here and Coach Ferdon.

What is one thing you would change about Baylor?
I would say our football team but I won't predetermine our destiny. Maybe Waco needs a bigger mall.

 

 

As a role model to young athletes, what advice can you give?
Before every tournament I don't try to play for myself, my team, or for Baylor. I play for the glory of God. I try to represent him through my game.

What are three words that describe you?
Outgoing, spastic, and headstrong.

What song is stuck in your head right now?
`Bullet and a Target' by Citizen Cope. I really like that song.

What is your favorite T.V. show?
Hell's Kitchen or the Iron Chef.

Name one thing you can't go a day without.
Talking to my mom.

What is your dream job?
I would like to be a sports anchor.

Best non-athletic talent?
Speaking in front of crowds.

Favorite musical artist?
The Rolling Stones are really awesome.

Biggest fear?
Anything...like guts, blood. I can't take my own pulse without throwing up.

Biggest pet-peeve?
When people say they can't do something.

Least favorite food?
I would have to say...that's not existent, I can pretty much eat anything. I guess if it is staring at me I won't eat it.

Best movie you've seen?
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Movies or TV?
Movies unless its like golf on TV.

MTV or ESPN?
ESPN

compiled by Sean Doerre, Athletic Media Relations student assistant

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