May 1, 2008
With a week off after the end of final exams and the announcement of the NCAA Regional participants, seminoles.com sat down with sophomore golfer Cameron Knight who talks about what he would do with $1 million, who his celebrity crush is and his choice of the beach of the mountains. The Florida State men’s golf team is ranked in the nation’s top 10 and is eagerly anticipating the announcement of the NCAA Regional Championship teams on May 5.
What is your biggest fear?
“My biggest fear is people close to me dying.”
What has been you biggest accomplishment at Florida State?
“I don’t think I have accomplished anything to speak of during my first two years at Florida State. I don’t think I have come close to my potential either academically or on the golf course and am going to work hard to reach my potential during the remainder of my time here at Florida State. One of the reasons I chose to come to Florida State University was to become the best person I can be.”
Why did you choose to attend Florida State
“There are so many reasons I chose to come to Florida State. It is a great school academically and I am going to work hard to receive a highly respected degree. I loved the practice facilities and the tradition of the athletic programs and the university is a good distance from home – not too close and not too far.”
What is the most memorable team trip? Why?
The most memorable trip I have been on with our team was to the regional championship my freshman year. It was at my favorite golf course (The Country Club of Georgia), everyone played well and we advanced to NCAA Finals for the first time since 1996.”
What do you plan to do after college?
“I plan to try to play professional golf. I hope I can be successful at that; if I don’t I will have a strong academic background and a great degree to put into use.”
What is your personal strength and weakness (on or off the golf course)?
“I feel that my biggest strength is my competitiveness. I want to beat my opponent on every shot, on every putt and on every hole. My weakness is probably my lack of focus. That is something I try to work on every day I go out on the course.”
Have you ever made a hole in one?
Yes. I got my first one this semester.
Who is your role model? Why?
“My dad is my role model because he was worked so hard to earn everything he has in life. He has given me every opportunity and the desire to excel in life.”
What is your favorite quote?
“My favorite quote is perfect practice makes perfect”
What is your favorite movie?
“My favorite move is Talladega Nights.”
Who is your celebrity crush?
“My celebrity crush is Carrie Underwood. I plan to marry her.”
What is your favorite thing to do outside of golf?
“I love just spending time with my friends because I think I have the best group of friends in the world.”
What is your favorite thing about the sport of golf?
“My favorite thing about the sport of golf is that it is the ultimate sport for a competitor. I think enjoying the sport of golf has helped make me such a competitor.”
What gets you pumped before a round?
“I tend not to get pumped up before a round. I lay better golf when I stay relaxed.”
If you could have dinner with someone famous living or dead who would it be?
“Carrie Underwood. Duh!”
If you won $1 million dollars how would you spend it?
“There are three things I would buy if I won $1 million. I would by a new truck, a bass fishing boat and a wakeboarding boat. Once I was done with my purchase and spending money on myself, I’d give the rest of the money to my parents because I wouldn’t know what to do with it or how to invest it.”
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
“I would like to be able to fly. It would be awesome to fly above the tree tops and look down one the world below.”
What do you miss most about your childhood?
“The one I miss the most about my childhood is playing baseball. If I weren’t a golfer in college, I’d love to be a baseball payer.”
Beach or Mountains?
“Mountains. I can go to the beach anytime.”