Latoya Gruys
Events: Breaststroke/Distance
Height: 5-3
Hometown: Burnsville, Minn.
High School: Burnsville H.S. ('04)
Major: Psychology


2005-06 Season: Placed 4th in the 1000-Yard Freestyle at the Gustavus Dual...earned 2nd in the 1650-Yard Freestyle in the UM-Morris Dual, 4th at the St. Kate's Invite and 8th at the Dragon/Cobber Open.

Personal: HS letters in swimming and academics…daughter of Kevin and Holly Gruys…hobbies include swimming, haning out with family and friends, watching movies, being outside, enjoying life

Why Did You Choose to Come to Concordia? “Swimming, small college, the environment and people, Christian, private college, strong in sciences.”

What do you like best about Concordia? ”The whole environment: the people(students and faculty), all the different activities and events, freindly, welcoming and the cobber pride."

The GRUYS File:

Nickname: Toya, Lat, LT

One word that best describes me: Compassionate

Place I would most like to visit: Australia

Favorite foods: Macaroni and cheese w/ red peppers, broccoli. Also, chocolate covered strawberries

Favorite restaurant: Noodles Co.

Favorite movies: The Notebook, The Guardian, Top Gun, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cinderella

Favorite TV show: That 70's Show, Army Wives, Scrubs, The Hills, House, Grey's Anatomy, Gilmore Girls

Favorite musical groups: Jack's Mannequin, Hawk Nelson, All American Rejects

Favorite book: Bible, Love in the Driest Season,
Where the Red Fern Grows

Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving and Christmas

Best gift ever received: A hug on a bad day

Best Class ever taken at Concordia: Abnormal Psych or Nutrition 321
The two people I would most like to meet: Jesus, Mother Theresa

Nobody knows how much I like to: Make people smile and feel good about themselves

The biggest influence on my swimming/diving career: My family, freinds, teammates and coaches

Greatest pesonal sports moment: Dropping 1 minute in my mile at conference freshman year

If I were to play another sport, it would be:

Basketball or Snowboarding

Favorite pro sports team: Twins or Timberwolves

My dream job is: To be a clinical social worker working w/ eating disorder patients