The VCU volleyball team wrapped up its regular season last week with a decisive 3-1 win over NCAA Tournament participant, Albany. The Rams, played one of the toughest non-conference schedule in the country will look to carry that experience into next year.
Junior Courtney Hott, was a key part of this year's team, and she will be a key returner on next year's squad. Hott recently caught up with VCU Athletic Communication Assistant Andrew Phillips to see what keeps her busy off of the court.
AP: Why did you decide to come to VCU?
CH: It was just the right distance from home (Fredericksburg), and I had been watching the team for a few years already. I felt like I could be a part of the program.
AP: What is the best part about being on the VCU volleyball team?
CH: Getting a chance to travel around the country.
AP: What is your favorite place on campus?
CH: That's hard... I'll have to go with Cary Street Gym. I go and run there all the time in the off season. Great stress relief.
AP: What is one quote that inspires you?
CH: I can't pick. I love quotes. I find them from music or websites and write them anywhere. Note margins, post-its, my hands....
AP: What VCU team would you be on if you weren't on the volleyball team?
CH: Track!! I threw shot put and discus in high school and miss it now. I've wished I could go to practice one day with the throwers since I have been here.
AP: If you could have dinner with any three people who would they be, and why?
CH: My brother, because I don't get to see him enough anymore. Einstein, just because it could be some cool conversation, and Scooby Doo, because who wouldn't want to have dinner with a talking dog?
AP: If you could go on vacation to any place in the world where would you go?
CH: Greece and Italy. I was a Latin nerd in high school and would love to go look at Rome and all of the temples.
AP: What actress would play you in a movie and why?
CH: Oh, I don't know. Do you know of any 6'2, blonde actresses?
Quick Hits - Favorite...
Place to eat in Richmond? If I'm on the run, Bo Dillaz! For a nicer, sit-down dinner, Piccolas.
TV Show? House!!
Movie? The Lion King
Favorite Place to Play in the CAA besides VCU? Hofstra. Both times I've traveled there, the team has gone to see a show on Broadway!
Pro Sports Team? Does the AVP count?
Athlete? Kerri Walsh! I met her once, and got her autograph.
Sport to watch besides volleyball at VCU? I think my highest attendance goes to women's basketball.