Coming into the 2010 campaign the VCU volleyball team did not have a setter on the roster with any college experience. Freshman Ciara Brown stepped up to lead the Rams at the setter spot, and lead the Rams into the CAA Tournament. Brown was named to the CAA All-Rookie team for her effort.

The Fort Myers, Fla. native recently sat down with VCU Athletic Communication Student Assistant Andrew Phillips to see what keeps her going off of the court.

AP: Why did you decide to come to VCU?
I decided to come to VCU because I really liked all the coaches, they were so welcoming and caring; making sure I had a good time on my visit. VCU also puts a lot of effort to make their student athletes successful. The team was awesome to hang out with too! Also, VCU has a really good Medical School, and I want to be a doctor. Plus, Florida is too hot!

AP:  Do you have any hidden talents
I can do the splits, and I can imitate people pretty accurately.

AP: If you were given a million dollars, what you would spend it on?
Candy Corn

AP : What is one quote that inspires you?
It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner". -Vince Lombardi

AP: What is your favorite place on VCU's campus?
The Compass Rose and the Sigel Center

AP: If you could travel to any place in the world where would you go?
I would go to Finland because I'm Finish, or Spain, with my teammate Sam, because she's Spanish.

AP:  What actress would play you in a movie?
Amanda Bynes

AP: What is your favorite thing to do on team road trips?
CB: Joking around with my team and getting pumped in the locker room.

Quick Hits


Place to eat in Richmond? The Village
TV Show? Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries
Movie? Kangaroo Jack and She's the Man
Singer/Artists/Band? Katy Perry
Favorite Place to Play in the CAA besides VCU? Delaware
Pro Sports Team? Boston Red Sox
Athlete? Misty May
Sport to watch besides volleyball at VCU? Women's basketball because our teams worked out together over the summer, and they are such great supporters of us. Also field hockey because I love some of the girls on that team.