Part of the resurgence of the VCU women's track & field program over the past couple of years has been the development of the throwing events by Assistant Coach Ethan Tussing.

Tussing has helped the Rams become a point-scoring threat at the conference level with throwers like Julia Anyaugo becoming threats in various events. Prior to heading home for Christmas Break, Anyaugo sat down with VCU Athletic Communications Student Assistant Nan Turner to talk about life outside of throwing.

NT: What's your favorite thing about VCU?
I like the diversity and mix of cultures VCU brings together.

NT: When you're not throwing, what do you like to do in your free time?
I like to hang out with friends and family as well as do some volunteering with the organization I'm in called Black Caucus.

NT:  If you could play on any other VCU sports team, which one would you choose? Why?
I would love to play women's volleyball. Even though I only played for three years when I was in middle school I enjoyed it a lot.

NT: Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
My mother is the most influential person in my life because she helps guide and mentor me through all my endeavors.

NT: What are you most looking forward to this season?
I'm looking forward to team progression in a positive way.

NT: What's your favorite and least favorite part of a meet day?
The time it consumes, because it is an all day event and it could last from 7 am to 5 pm depending on how big the meet is.

NT: What's something people would be surprised to know about you?
I'm Spring Ball Queen 2010

NT: If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be and why?
If I could describe myself in one word it would be driven because in any venture I have, I give my 100%.

Quick Hits

School you'd like to attend if you weren't at VCU? Temple
Favorite pump-up song? Blowing Money Fast by Rick Ross
Favorite place to shop?
Urban Outfitters
TV show? Pretty Little Liars
Movie? Step Brothers
Favorite vacation spot? Miami
Funniest teammate? Ally [Morris]