Q&A With Ashleigh Shain
Getting to Know Ashleigh Shain.
Q&A With Ashleigh Shain
Thursday, November 20, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2014) – Each week during the season, members of the ETSU volleyball team will be featured in a "Q&A" segment on ETSUBucs.com.

The next student-athlete profile is junior Ashleigh Shain (Geneva, Ill.). Shain has played in 96 matches during her career and has totaled 481 digs, while 23 of her 41 service aces have come this season. Earlier this year, the all-academic member posted back-to-back 15-dig efforts in wins over Chattanooga and Western Carolina. The 15 digs were a career high for Shain.

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 Shain:

If you could witness any event (past or present) what would it be? Why?
My parents getting married

What is your favorite thing to do off the court with your teammates?
Binge watching seasons of shows on Netflix

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would like to travel anywhere out of the country… I have only been out of the country once!

What is a non-athletic accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Getting a 100-percent on my anatomy and physiology lab exam

Who is the best dancer on the team?
Katie (Muey) or Merf (Meredith Hardy) are both not afraid to be themselves for sure

What is your favorite quote?
I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games.
26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

What is something that not many people know about you?
I love to swim

What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of?
“Despicable Me”

If you could hang out with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
My grandma

If you could pick any profession in life (regardless of education, money, judgment, or training) what would it be? What's stopping you?
I would say the profession I am headed towards, which is nursing. I really like the fact I will make an impact on people’s lives every day.

What do you think is an important rule to live by?
The golden rule – Treat others how you want to be treated. It’s just respectful.

What is your favorite holiday? Why?
I really like Thanksgiving because I get to spend time with my family and eat tons of food!

What are the top three things on your bucket list?
1) To live with Jess (Jessica Schafer) in Nashville

2) To travel the world

3) Cook all the food I have pinned on Pinterest

What is a talent you don't have that you wish you did?
I wish I was flexible like a gymnast

What is one piece of advice you would give a young athlete who aspires to be a college athlete?
With every failure there is a lesson – don’t ever give up if it is something that you truly want. The road to success is filled with failure, you just have to always keep working towards your goal.

If you had not pursued volleyball, which sport would you have pursued, and why?

Shain and the Bucs begin their run for a Southern Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon when ETSU takes on Western Carolina. First serve is set for noon inside UNCG’s Fleming Gym.

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