Athlete of the Week: Jason Bull

Jason Bull is in his second year as a member of the MSU Underwater Hockey Club. Currently, Jason serves as the vice president of the club and is a senior majoring in computer science.

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What is your favorite Gatorade flavor?


What is your favorite in season memory?

“Our season goes all year, so I’ll give a pool memory. While we were at the University of Guelph I learned the name of the lifeguard on duty and every time I scored a goal I yelled “THAT WAS FOR YOU JODI”.  I’m pretty sure I made a good friend in Canada, or I just creeped her out a ton. Her reactions every time I talked to her were hilarious.”

What is your favorite off-season memory?

“Away from the pool, my favorite memory was just last week when we painted the rock. It was a lot of fun to hangout with the team. The looks on people’s faces when we were dancing and handing out flyers in our Speedos the next day was priceless. (MSU football coach, Mark) Dantonio saw us and one of our players ran after his car to give him a flyer. He told Dantonio to come to practice, so we’re hoping that he somehow shows up and dons a Speedo”

What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

“When I was in elementary school I wanted to be a badass and kick a soccer ball as far as I could. I ended up drop kicking (the ball) directly back into my face while everyone watched.”

It is 2 a.m. on a weekend and you are just getting home, what food are you eating?

“An egg sandwich made by our president, and my girlfriend, Colleen Anthony. If she’s not home, I’m grabbing some chips and salsa.”

What song pumps you up most when you are warming up?

“‘Timber’ by Kesha. It gets me dancing enough to warm up before getting in the water.”

Do you have a favorite class you have taken at MSU?

“CSE 232 because it’s where you learn to program in C++ and you get to meet Mark McCullen, who is the man.”

If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be and why?

“A huge spider that would never attack me so I could scare my girlfriend with it whenever I wanted to.”

What is your guilty pleasure TV show?

“The Secret Life of the American Teenager. One of my roommates watches it so I’ve seen it a few times. The acting and plot are so bad that it’s the best thing on TV.”

What is something most people would not know or expect about you?

“I love comic books.”

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Curious about what underwater hockey is? Jason and three other members of the club talked about their experience and broke down the X’s and O’s on Secret Society last spring.

Be sure to check back next Wednesday for the next Athlete of the Week feature.

Bradley Allen is a multimedia reporter for Impact Sports.

Photo: Michigan State University Underwater Hockey