Getting to Know Andrew Goodwin

Aug. 23, 2014

Why did you choose Alabama?

I wanted to come to a program that was willing to give everything it had to succeed. I also wanted to go to a program that was consistently competing at the highest level.

What is your favorite thing about Tuscaloosa so far?

I like how involved the community is in the entire athletic department. The support is phenomenal.

What are your pre-match rituals?

First, I always make sure I hydrate, so I don't dehydrate. I also put a new grip on my racket. Then I always make sure to play a game of ping pong with Coach Husack.

What is something interesting about you that a lot of people may not know?

I went to high school with current women's assistant coach, Ricky Doverspike. I also have a great Bane impression.

What are your interests/hobbies?

Ping pong and Super Smash on Nintendo 64.

If your best friend described you in three words, what would they be?

Resilient, tenacious, and tan.

If someone played you in a movie, who would it be?

Christian Bale.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Somewhere in Australia because I wouldn't have to learn a new language, it's somewhere different, and I've always wanted to go there.

What is the best moment of your tennis career thus far?

Signing with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

What do you want to do after college?

I'm interested in coaching once I finish school.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Michael Phelps.

What are your personal goals for the upcoming season?

I want to do everything I can to bring out the most in my teammates and have us compete harder than anyone in the country.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

If I could have any super power it'd be the ability to be Batman. I would love to be Batman. He is and will always be No. 1 in my book.