JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2014) – Each week during the season, members of the ETSU volleyball team will be featured in a "Q&A" segment on ETSUBucs.com.
The third student-athlete profile is sophomore outside hitter Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas). Allmon played in 20 matches for the Blue and Gold, while making her first collegiate start against Wichita State in Knoxville. The Flower Mound, Texas native recorded six kills and four digs in that match, while earlier this year, Allmon posted a career-high 13 kills against Lipscomb in Nashville.
During the preseason, the players came up with the questions, which can be found below, and each of them submitted their answers. Below are the responses by Allmon:
If you could witness any event (past or present) what would it be? Why?
I would want to witness my own funeral so I could see who would be present and what people would say about me.
What is your favorite thing to do off the court with your teammates?
Chili night at Katie’s apartment with lots of food and movies!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would want to go to France and taste all the amazing food, go shopping in Paris, and sightsee. I would absolutely love to the see the Eiffel Tower lit up at night!
What is a non-athletic accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Maintaining a 4.0 GPA my freshman year.
Who is the best dancer on the team?
Meredith… she can really break it down!
What is your favorite quote?
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
What is something that not many people know about you?
I can clasp my hands behind my back and bring them over my head without letting go.
What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of?
If you could have hung out with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?
I would have hung out with my mom when she was growing up. I think it would be interesting to see how people lived then and now, and how different our childhoods were in respect to technology, school, and extracurricular activities.
If you could pick any profession in life (regardless of education, money, judgment, or training) what would it be? What's stopping you?
I think I would want to be a Veterinarian... I love animals and would really enjoy making them healthy along working with them on a daily basis. But I couldn’t handle having to put one down. It would cause me a lot of stress and sadness, and I would feel guilty all the time.
What do you think is an important rule to live by?
I think it is very important to treat everyone with respect regardless of who they are or what they mean to you. We all want to be respected by those around us, so we should show that same respect; even if we don’t particularly like that person. If we give it, we will in turn receive it.
What is your favorite holiday? Why?
I would have to say Thanksgiving, because every year my family gets together to eat, celebrate and catch up. Plus, everyone has their staple food that we only get at this time of year so we eat to our hearts’ content.
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
1) Visit every continent except Antarctica
2) Learn another language
3) Swim with dolphins
What is a talent you don't have that you wish you did?
I really wish I could play a musical instrument – either the guitar or drums.
What is one piece of advice you would give a young athlete who aspires to be a college athlete?
Never give up... If you have a dream of playing in college, work hard every day and do everything you can to make that dream come true. Even when times get tough and you feel like you can’t continue on anymore, set your mind on it and go get it.
If you had not pursued volleyball, which sport would you have pursued, and why?
I think I would have given basketball a try. I have some height, which is a plus, and my mom played in college so I think I could have picked up some good pointers from her.
Allmon and the Bucs return to action this Saturday as ETSU plays at Chattanooga. First serve is set for 3 p.m.