Lydia Bowers
Lydia Bowers
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr
Hometown: Scotland, Conn.
High School: Norwich Free Academy
Position: Free

Getting to Know Lydia

  • Why did you choose to attend Mount Holyoke? - I chose to attend Mount Holyoke because of the passionate and articulate women I get to engage with everyday.
  • What do you like best about Mount Holyoke? - I like that it is a supportive environment where I feel comfortable taking risks. I also love our amazing traditions such as M&Cs, Convocation and Pangy Day
  • Favorite Sports Movie - Best In Show
  • Best Sporting Event Ever Attended - A Cubs game when I was living in Chicago last summer
  • Favorite TV Show - Parks & Recreation
  • Favorite Athlete(s) - Ryan Lochte & Francesca Schiavone
  • Childhood Idol - Jacque Cousteau & Hilary Clinton
  • Hobbies - Hiking & Cooking
  • Best Concert You Ever Attended - Of Montreal
  • Magazine Cover You'd Like to Be On - Time, Newsweek 
  • Biggest Fear - Sounding like an idiot on questionnaires 
  • Most Famous Person Ever Met - Snoop Dog 
  • Person You'd Like to Have Dinner With - Francis Perkins 
  • Most Prized Possession - A handmade Turkish rug from the 1890s 
  • Place You'd Like to Visit - Peru, South Africa, Azerbaijan 
  • First Memory of Your Sport - Swimming the 100 IM in the wrong order as a seven year old 
  • Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics - Breaking our school's 400 Free Relay Record at Seven Sisters Championship and taking first in the event 
  • Pre-Game Rituals - Eating oatmeal before I go to bed the night before 
  • Best Advice From a Coach - Don't be afraid to fail 
  • If You Had $1 Billion Dollars You Would - Travel and eat good food 
  • Career Aspirations - Congresswoman