Dustin McConnell

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Anticipated graduation year: 2014

Majors: Education, Kinesiology

Birthplace: Lewiston, Idaho

Hometown: Clarkston, Wash.

Whitworth activities/clubs: Men's basketball, men's tennis

Favorite music artist/group: The Beatles

Favorite book: Stuff Good Players Should Know: Intelligent Basketball from A to Z

Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Favorite food: Italian

Favorite quote:  "Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming." - John Wooden

You'd be surprised to know that… I was born on the Fourth of July and I can ride a unicycle

If I could try anything and not fail: Be a professional athlete

If I could go on a road trip with anyone (from the past or present): I would go with my family and family friends to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

What I like best about Whitworth: The people and the professors

What I would like to do after I graduate: I would like to be a high-school teacher and coach and eventually get my master's degree.

The most important life lesson I've learned in my time at Whitworth: Do not be afraid to fail. Use failure as a stepping stone to success.