"Getting to Know" Gudmundur Kristjansson
"Getting to Know" Gudmundur Kristjansson
Monday, October 6, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2014) -- Leading up to this weekend's Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, the ETSU men‘s golf team will be featured in a "Getting to Know" segment on ETSUBucs.com.

Our first golfer to be featured is junior Gudmundur Kristjansson (Reykjavik, Iceland). Kristjansson, a 2013 Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team selection, has posted three top-10 finishes in his career with his best showing being a second-place finish at the 2013 Wolfpack Intercollegiate. Prior to coming to ETSU in the fall of 2012, Kristjansson enjoyed a successful junior playing career in his home country of Iceland. In 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009, Kristjansson was the Icelandic Junior Match Play champion, while also earning medalist honors at the 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 Icelandic Junior Stroke Play Championship. Wednesday marks Kristjansson’s 22nd birthday.

Getting to Know Gudmundur Kristjansson...

Academic Major: Physics

Favorite Song: “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” by Pink Floyd

Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington

Favorite Book: "Game of Thrones"

Favorite Movie: "V for Vendetta"

Favorite TV show: “Lie to Me”

Favorite Food: Chicken Curry

Favorite Sports Moment: The European Ryder Cup team victory at Medinah in 2012

Favorite Quote: ‘‘Sometimes in football you have to score goals” – Thierry Henry

Favorite Athlete: Graeme McDowell and Thierry Henry

Favorite Subject in School: Physics

Favorite Vacation Spot: Spain

What‘s the number one thing on your bucket list: Prepare for the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

What is one thing you can‘t live without and why: My phone, it‘s just weird when you don‘t have it around

If you weren‘t playing men's golf, what sport would you play: Soccer

Do you have a pregame tradition: No

Why did you choose ETSU: I came to ETSU because of its incredible practice facilities and excellent tournament schedule. 

What does it mean to play golf for the Buccaneers: To try your best every time, prepare well and give something back to the people here at ETSU that have helped me so much.

What‘s your favorite sports moment at ETSU: Our win at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate in 2013

What are your plans after graduation: To turn pro, and go to Q-school for the European Tour

What‘s one thing people don‘t know about you: I have insane shoulder flexibility

What‘s your favorite thing to do in the off season: Watch the premier league

The first round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate gets underway Friday morning at the Blackthorn Club.

For more information on Buccaneer men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com.