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"What is your favorite football team?"


Ryan Rankiin
Golf                                                                    Senior

San Jose,CA (Archbishop Mitty HS)                  Human Development (Marshall College)      

The 49ers. I'm from San Jose, so I grew up with them as my hometown team.


Women's Basketball                                                     Senior
Menlo Park,CA (Bellarmine College Prep  HS)            Bioengineering (Marshall College)


"For college, I love Stanford. I grew up down the street and have loved them since I was little. Professionally, I'd go with 49ers, though I must admit the opening playoff game was the first I watched all season."





Swimming                                                      Senior
Santa Clarita, CA  (Hart HS)             
             Economics (Revelle College))

"The Packers. Growing up, they were my dad's favorite team and the fact that they were green (my favorite color) helped quite a bit. After watching Favre and the Packers play hard for many years, it was nice to see Rodgers and the boys win the NFL Championship in 2010."



Cross Country                                                     Freshman 
Canyon Country, CA  (Canyon HS)                    Environmental Systems (Muir College)

"Well I don’t really watch football but I like the 49ers since they are in the Bay Area and I'm from the Bay Area :)."




Swimming                                              Freshman
Dixon, CA  (Dixon HS)                          Computer Science (Revelle College)

"My favorite team used to be the Miami Dolphins and it was just because dolphins are my favorite animal. When I watch football games, I choose a random team to, hopefully, win that game. But lately I've been feeling more love for the San Diego Chargers... for obvious reasons."