The 2018 Monash University Team Captains


Congratulations to both Laura and Toby on their selection as team captains! #monashpride


Name: Toby O’Brien

Degree: Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery

Number of Nationals: 4 (including 2018)

Best Memory from Nationals: So many to choose from…but winning my first medal in 2015 was pretty cool

Most notable achievement at past nationals: 2015 – Gold in 3000m steeplechase / bronze in 5000m

Most notable achievement in sport: 6th place in 3000m steeplechase at Australian champs in 2016

Expectation for 2019 Nationals: To remain injury-free and sunburn-free!

Goals for your chosen sport: For once in my life to come out on top in a sprint-finish!

Dream job: Trans-epochal sociocultural liaison (i.e. professional time-traveller)

Any weird talents: I can guess your birth month (2 out of 3 times…guaranteed!)

If you were a professional wrestler, what would your ring name be and why? Benny Hill, because it would probably resemble a chase scene more than a fight.

If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be? ‘Community’ – who doesn’t want to have paintball war in their school?

Favourite dad joke:
“What’s a farjer?”
“Fazha, his dad…dad is fazha!”

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be: Elon Musk, Matt Damon’s character from ‘Good Will Hunting’ and Asbel Kiprop.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grow up and Why: An inventor, an artist, a professor, tennis player and soccer player all at the same time.

If a movie was being made of your life and you could choose the actor/actress to play you, who would you choose and why: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, but only on the condition that he plays my character regardless of my age in each scene.

What song is currently playing on your Spotify/Apple music: Great Display of Patience by Ball Park Music.

Would you Rather Questions:

If you were reborn in a new life, would you rather be alive in the past or future: 100% put me in the past. I’m all about the simple life.

Would you rather be the funniest person in the room or the most intelligent: The funniest one, life is more fun that way. Plus you can deflect any criticism about not being intelligent!

Would you rather have free Wi-Fi wherever you go or have free coffee/tea where/whenever you want: An easy question for a person who doesn’t drink coffee or tea, having said that I could happily live without wifi.

Would you rather speak all languages or be able to speak to all animals: I would speak every human language if I could. I don’t think animals need words to communicate what they are thinking.

Would you rather be rich and ugly or poor and good-looking: If you measure richness by experience rather than money, then you could afford to be good-looking without compromising your wealth.

Would you rather always tell the truth or always lie: In the words of Dr Bennet Omalu, “Tell the truth!”
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Name: Laura Cummack

Degree: Bachelor of Science and Engineering (Honours)

Number of Nationals: 3

Best Memory from Nationals: The camaraderie of the teams even if we were just short of winning Gold

Most notable achievement at past nationals: A lot of second places

Most notable achievement in sport: VNL player for 5 years over

Expectation for 2019 Nationals: GOLD! (Finally!)

Goals for your chosen sport: To become a great cohesive unit and to come back with a gold medal!

Dream job: Prosthetic development CEO

Any weird talents: I can dislocate my jaw

If you were a professional wrestler, what would your ring name be and why: MurderMuscles, it's a nickname my friend gave me because I remind her of a character in a TV show.

If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be: Brooklyn Nine Nine

Favourite dad joke: Electrical students have to strip to make ends meet.

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be: Janelle Monae, Russell Howard, Turia Pitt

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up, Why: To be a teacher or someone who inspires and get the best out of people. I had an awesome primary school teacher and wanted to be like her. I also wanted to be a ballerina and a fairy!

If a movie was being made of your life and you could choose the actor/actress to play you, who would you choose and why: Emma Stone because she is awesome.

What song is currently playing on your Spotify/Apple music: Twenty One Pilots- Nico and the Niners

Would you Rather Questions:

If you were reborn in a new life, would you rather be alive in the past or future:
Future

Would you rather Be the funniest person in the room or the most intelligent: I am already both :p (but most intelligent)

Would you rather have free Wi-Fi wherever you go or have free coffee/tea where/whenever you want: Free coffee/tea

Would you rather speak all languages or be able to speak to all animals: All languages

Would you rather be rich and ugly or poor and good-looking: Poor and good looking

Would you rather always tell the truth or always lie: Always tell the truth

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