Junior setter and Kingwood, Texas native, Jenny Andrew has stepped up this volleyball season, as one of the only upperclassmen on the team, to be a motivator to her younger, less-experienced teammates. It's not just Andrew's talent - and depth that she provides to the setter position - that makes her such an asset to this year's squad. It's also her outgoing personality, leadership and pride in her school that is sure to help propel the team deep into the postseason.
Recently Andrew took time out from practice to talk about the game of volleyball, her dream job and which Disney character she can't get enough of.
Q: Which team do you consider your biggest rivalry?
JA: "Nebraska, because it is always a good match and we always look forward to it the most."
Q: What do you like most about the game of volleyball?
JA: "The energy the team can bring to the court and that fact that we are there for each other on and off the court."
Q: If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
JA: "I would actually love to trade places with my dad for the day so I could see everything he has to deal with working in Customs and everything he has to go through on a daily basis."
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
JA: "I would love to be an athletic director for a huge university; Texas comes to mind. Or leading an Olympic committee and working on putting one of the Olympic Games together."
Q: If you could live in another country, which one would you choose?
JA: "I can only really go off the ones I have been to and from those I would choose Austria. It was really amazing when we went there and it seemed like a cool place to relax."
Q: If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
JA: "The first would be for love and happiness throughout life in general. Secondly would be for good health and motivation for the rest of the season and, of course, the last would be to earn another white banner (Texas' national championship banner) in San Antonio at the end of the season.
Q: What is the one thing you usually buy at the concession stand?
JA: "I rarely eat any meat so it would have to be something like nachos."
Q: What three things do you always carry with you in your backpack?
JA: "I always have my cell phone, my iPod and some sort of candy, usually chocolate."
Q: Describe your fashion sense.
JA: "Although I do like trendy things, I try to make my own style off them. I try and steer clear from the mainstream culture of what is in style."
Q: What is your favorite type of pizza?
JA: "I would have to say four cheese pizza, Chicago style."
Q: What was/is your favorite Disney character?
JA: "Dumbo! It was my favorite movie growing up and my mom says I always used to watch it."
Q: What is your favorite Skittles flavor?
JA: "Green is the only one I will eat. You will not catch me eating any other flavor."