Meet Olivia Cunningham
Meet Olivia Cunningham
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Get to know one of our freshman outside hitters from Knoxville, Tenn!


Name: Olivia “Betty” Cunningham      
Number: 6
Position: Outside/Pin Hitter

Q: Why ETSU?
A: Right when I came on my visit, it immediately felt like home and everything about the team made me fall in love with it.

Q: Who inspires you the most and why?
A: my mom because she has overcome so much and dealt with so many struggles/ difficulties, that I aspire to be like her one day

Q: What is your major and what made you want to pursue a major in that field?
A: I am undeclared at the moment, but I am thinking about interior design, because I want to be like Joanna Gaines from HGTV (my favorite tv show- Fixer Upper).

Q: Where are you from?
A: Knoxville, Tenn.

Q: Who is on your pregame playlist?
A: Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, etc.

Q: If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
A: energetic, competitive, out-going

Q: What is your favorite volleyball moment?
Agetting to be the most decorated volleyball player to come out of my high school

Q: What is your earliest volleyball memory?
A: starting club volleyball for the first year in 2011 and ending up being on the same team as Sydney Cherney, and now we’ve been teammates ever since
Q: What is your favorite part about the sport?
A: the competitiveness, love, and drive each player has for the game, and how everyone has the same goals/ mindset as you at the end of the day and how your teammates practically become your second family

Q: What's your dream job?
A: Having my own HGTV show by being an interior designer and remodeling houses

Q: Favorite part of being in Johnson City, Tennessee so far?
A: the community, for sure, because of how nice and welcoming everyone I have met is and how pretty the city is in general

Q: Anything else you want fans to know?
A: You might not hear my real name a lot, because I go by Betty for Betty Crocker. Long story short I made homemade cookies for a tournament when I was eleven, and my coach called me betty, and it has stuck ever since, even though people think it’s my actual name that runs in my family.