Q&A with Jessica Hellmann
Nov. 14, 2007
This week on "Off the Court with the Falcons", Air Force fans get the chance to meet freshman
GETTING TO KNOW YOU ... Jessica Hellmann
How did you get started in volleyball?
-- My dad was a coach, so I grew up in the gym and volleyball was just another facet of my life.
Who are the biggest influences in your life and why?
-- My parents, because they raised me to become what I am today and without their constant support I would not have made it through basic training.
What is your favorite class and why?
-- My favorite class is Russian, because I have always wanted to learn how to speak it and now I am finally getting the chance.
What is your favorite place on the Academy grounds and why?
-- My favorite place is the gym because there we are at rest and can relax and I am able to do something I love.
What do you like best/least about playing on the road?
-- I love going to new gyms and seeing new things.
What is your advice for young volleyball players?
-- Keep playing and trying hard. At first you will not be very good because volleyball is such a skill-based sport, but if you keep a positive attitude and work hard, good things will happen.
What are some disadvantages of being tall/short?
-- If you are tall you can't find jeans (if we could wear them) long enough and my blues shirts are too short.
Who are your biggest fans?
-- My parents, of course
What do you want your legacy to be?
-- I want to leave a positive mark on the people I interact with. I don't want to do anything specific I just want to be remembered as a good friend and teammate.
What is the best thing about getting a really good block?
-- The feeling you get after.
Do you prefer a great kill or a big block?
-- A big block, because for me they don't happen that often. I love watching the ball hit the floor on the other side.