STANFORD, Calif. - On Sunday, we asked the question, Who Am I? Today, the identity of the mystery Stanford gymnast is revealed: It's Stanford sophomore Pauline Hanset.
In a poem posted Sunday on gostanford.com, Hanset gave some clues as her identity. Among the characteristics she revealed: "I want to help children in need," and "I try live in the moment."
Enjoy the video interview and Q&A with Pauline:
Q: How's fall quarter been going?
A: It's been good. I really like the classes I'm taking this quarter; I'm taking an archaeology class, which is different than anything I've ever taken. As for gymnastics, pre-season is going well. The freshmen are really getting the hang of things. I love being a sophomore and feeling like I know what's going on!
Q: Is there anything you're particularly looking forward to academically this year?
A: I recently changed my major. I was originally going to do biology but I decided I want to do bio-engineering instead. Spring quarter, I'm taking a bio-e class that I'm really looking forward to.
Q: Do you have a favorite memory from SWG so far?
A: I definitely have to say the NCAAs. Hitting our season high at the most important meet of the season. It definitely felt like all our hard work paid off, all of that time in pre-season, and it finally came together at that meet.
Q: What's your funniest SWG story?
A: Any time we play music in the locker room and having dance parties. All the bus trips and plane flights with my teammates... we're like one big happy family! Any time I get to spend with them is just great.
Q: The team's motto this season is "All in. Every Moment." Is there a particular time that that really resonated with you?
A: Just in general focusing on one second at a time. Those seconds in the end build to a big outcome, which would be qualifying for NCAAs. It's just about taking that precise moment and not thinking about anything else and then down the road those moments will build up. That includes being out of the gym. Nutrition and sleep and taking every part of your day and focusing it... That will ultimately put us in the best place at the end of the year.
Q: What are you looking forward to the most about the upcoming season?
A: Pretty much just getting out on the floor and competing and showing everyone what we're capable of. Shining as it goes and building to something great is exciting. Getting to be on that podium and feeling like we've all built towards something.
Q: What should we expect from SWG this year?
A: I think definitely qualifying to super 6. I think our goal is to be one of those top teams at the end of the season and we're very capable of doing that as long as we do all the necessary steps along the way. I'm really excited for this season! I want everyone to come out and watch our home meets.