11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
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Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
High School: Wahlert
I really liked the community feel Central offered. Everyone here was so welcoming and I felt very comfortable. I met the volleyball girls and knew I wanted to be a part of Central Volleyball.
Your favorite professor and why?
My favorite professor is Dr. Birru. He is hilarious in class and his laugh is infectious. He pushes students to work hard and wants to see them succeed. I learned a lot of valuable knowledge in his class.
You’re majoring in accounting and Spanish because…
Accounting because I love numbers and how technical it is. I have been learning Spanish since second grade and wanted to continue progressing in the language. I love speaking the language with people and being exposed to a different culture.
Favorite Central memory
After volleyball practice all of the girls were getting ready in the locker room and a bat swooped through the locker room. Everyone was screaming bloody murder and people outside couldn’t figure out what was going on. After about 5 minutes of the bat circling around our heads and all the girls hiding under the benches the bat stopped and Coach Edwards had to come in and capture it.
What you did this summer
This summer I worked for John Deere Horicon works, where they make Gators and riding lawn equipment, as an accounting intern. While I was living in Wisconsin I got to explore the Madison Farmer’s market, the Horicon Marsh, which is the everglades of the Midwest, Milwaukee Brewers games and go to Country USA.
Favorite thing to buy for back-to-school shopping
I love buying a new planner. I write everything down so my life is in my planner. I am very picky but once I find the perfect one it’s the best feeling.
What you’re most excited about this season
I am excited to play one last season with my best friends. These girls really have become my family and I have the best memories with them. I’m excited to get back in the gym and be competitive.
Why everyone should visit Wisconsin
They have great country music festivals, brats, tons of cheese and the Wisconsin Dells!
Any all-time favorite quotes from Coach Kent Clayberg?
Girls, stick your arm out; now take off your purse and swing! He always says this in drills when we need to step it up!
Favorite part of volleyball van/bus rides
Hot seat is super fun. One girl gets put in the hot seat and all the other girls get to ask questions that she has to answer. It’s a great way to get to know everyone!
Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
I would love to have lunch with Beyoncé. She has been my favorite artist for a long time. I think she is a really good role model. She is well put together and has a good head on her shoulders.
Why outsides are the best volleyball players
We get to play all the way around and are involved in a lot of the action.
Game you always played during elementary recess?
My friends and I always jumped rope, especially Double DUTCH!
Pre-match ritual or habit
Right before a match the whole team goes into the shower and we sing songs to get everyone excited and ready to play.
Why you love Central volleyball
The girls are amazing. I look forward to seeing them every day. Everyone is super supportive and positive. We always end up laughing or being loud and crazy. They are a great group of girls to be a part of.
Go to China. Their culture is so different and I have always been fascinated by it.
Learn a third language.
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