"Getting to Know" Ivey Rice
Ivey Rice has tallied 765 kills and 620 digs in two-plus seasons with the Bucs.
Ivey Rice has tallied 765 kills and 620 digs in two-plus seasons with the Bucs.
Junior outside hitter Ivey Rice.
Junior outside hitter Ivey Rice.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2013) – Each week during the volleyball season members of the ETSU volleyball team will be featured in a segment called “Getting to Know You.”

The ninth player to be featured is junior outside hitter Ivey Rice (Johnson City, Tenn.). During the preseason, the players were given the questionnaire, which can be found below, and each of them submitted their answers. Below are the responses by Rice: 

Name: Ivey Rice              

Academic Major:  Biomedical Engineering

Favorite Song: “Say Hey I Love You” – Michael Franti & Spearhead

Favorite Actor/Actress: Adam Sandler and Sandra Bullock

Favorite Book: “A Great and Terrible Beauty”

Favorite Movie:  “The Underworld” series

Favorite TV Show: “Desperate Housewives” and “Reba”

Favorite Food: Crab Legs / Steak / Goldfish

Favorite Animal: My dog, Rocky!

Favorite Ice Cream: Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked

Favorite Sports Moment:  Winning the A-Sun Conference Tournament

Favorite Quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi

Favorite Athlete:  Michael Phelps

Favorite Subject in School:  Math

Favorite Vacation Spot:  Crystal Beach, Texas … with all of my family!


What’s the number one thing on your bucket list?

If you could be on any reality TV show what would it be and why?  

What is one thing you can’t live without and why?  

If you were stranded on an island what are two things you would bring with you?  

Is there any meaning behind the number you wear?  

If you could be one person for a day, who would you be and why?

If you weren’t playing volleyball, what sport would you play?

Do you have a gameday tradition? 

What are your plans after graduation? 

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?  

What’s your favorite thing to do in the off-season?  

Rice and the Bucs take their four-match win streak on the road as ETSU takes on Florida Gulf Coast Friday night inside Alico Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

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