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Canes Volleyball: Can U Dig It with Julia Giampaolo

Canes Volleyball: Can U Dig It with Julia Giampaolo

Aug. 14, 2011


Coral Gables, Fla. – The University of Miami volleyball team is exactly 12 days away from the 2011 season opener versus Jacksonville State at the Tiger Classic hosted by LSU in Baton Rouge, La. Leading up to the highly-anticipated season-opener for the two-time NCAA participant Canes, will be running a Q&A series titled “Can U Dig It” with student-athletes from the volleyball team taking you inside their world and allowing you – the fans – the chance to learn more about them away from the court.

Today we look into the world of sophomore defensive specialist Julia Giampaolo. A native of Torrington, Conn., Giampaolo earned the team’s Most Improved Award at last year’s end-of-year banquet. She was also recognized on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for outstanding academic performance during the 2010-11 academic year.

To learn more about Julia Giampaolo, continue reading her quick hits Q&A located below.

Make sure to check in for a new Can U Dig It profile each and every day in preparation for the Hurricane volleyball season opener.

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Can U Dig It with Julia Giampaolo?
Hometown… Torrington, Conn.
High School… Torrington High School
Major… Athletic Training
The farthest place from home I’ve been is… Jamaica
The most influential person in my life is… My grandmother
If you walked into my bedroom, the first thing you would notice is… How much volleyball memorabilia that I own
Favorite Cartoon… Rugrats
Favorite Professional Athlete… Tiger Woods
Favorite Pro Sports Team… New York Giants
The artist I listen to most on my iPod is… Drake
Favorite Restaurant… Dos Amigos (Torrington, Conn.)
My favorite midnight snack is… Pretzels
Favorite Movie… Titanic
My favorite thing about being part of the “U” family is… The tradition of the school and athletics
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be… Somewhere in the Caribbean
If I were a superhero, my name would be… Speedy… and my power would be… The ability to move at light speed
If I could play any other sport at UM, it would be… Soccer
If I could have an actress play me in a movie, then it would be… Cameron Diaz
My favorite memory playing volleyball is… Playing at Junior Olympics
The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten is… Squid
A pre-match ritual of mine is… I say a few prayers
An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is… Michael Jackson
My nickname is… Jules
I hate to admit it, but I love… Sleeping
A secret talent of mine is… I’m really flexible
My favorite thing about Coach Lantagne Welch is… How well she has built up the volleyball program here at the “U”
If I could switch places with anyone in the world, then it would be… LeBron James