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

  • Travel the country in a car and visit all of the national parks

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

  • “Wipeout,” because it looks fun!

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

  • My family, because they keep me grounded and entertained.

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

  • An airplane and a hammock

Is there any meaning behind the number you wear?  

  • There’s no meaning, I’ve just been number 10 my whole life.

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

  • Tina Fey

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

  • Dodgeball

Do you have a gameday tradition? 

  • Relax, eat a good pregame meal, and mentally prepare myself for the match.

What are your plans after graduation? 

  • Experience a different city and find a steady career

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

  • I love to go thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales!

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

  • I like to go hiking.

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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