Canes Volleyball: Can U Dig It with Alex Johnson

Canes Volleyball: Can U Dig It with Alex Johnson

Aug. 16, 2011


Coral Gables, Fla. – The University of Miami volleyball team is exactly 10 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.

The fourth installment of the daily series brings to a meeting with sophomore Alex Johnson from Tallahassee, Fla. During her freshman year, Johnson served as an outside hitter/right side and was instrumental in helping the Canes to their second NCAA Tournament in as many years, advancing to the Bloomington [Ind.] Regional. Johnson was twice named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Freshman of the Week (Sept. 6, Sept. 27) and earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team. She was just the second freshman in program history to start and play in every match of the season. She went on to finish third on the team in blocks (53) while ending the year with 205 kills and hitting at a .226 clip.

To learn more about Alex Johnson, 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.

The University of Miami is excited to announce a new season ticket package that will include two (2) adult and three (3) youth tickets to all home volleyball and soccer events in the 2011 season. The Family Plan provides a family of five with over 20 events for the incredible price of $50. Purchase a Volleyball and Soccer Family Plan by calling 1-800-GO-CANES or simply buy online by clicking here.

Can U Dig It with Alex Johnson…
Hometown… Tallahassee, Fla.
High School… Leon High School
Major… Undeclared, but something in Business
The farthest place from home I’ve been is… California
The most influential person in my life is… My dad
If I were a Super Hero, my power would be… My power would be that I could fly
If I could switch places with any movie star, it would be… Cameron Diaz
Favorite Professional Athlete… Alex Rodriguez
Favorite Pro Sports Team… Chicago Cubs
If I could play any other sport at UM, then it would be… Basketball
Favorite artist on my iPod… Drake
Facebook or Twitter… Facebook
My favorite holiday is… Christmas
My favorite show growing up was… Rugrats
When I was little, I always wanted to be… A police woman
My favorite thing about being part of the `U’ family is… The tradition and how every team is like a family
My favorite memory playing volleyball is… Being at Junior Olympics
If you walked into my bedroom, the first thing you would notice is… All the food in it
Whenever I go home, the first place I go to eat is… My house
My favorite midnight snack is… Pretzels
Favorite place to vacation… Any beach
A pre-match ritual of mine is… I guess that I tie my shoes a certain way
If I could live anywhere in the world, then it would be… Australia
I hate to admit it, but I love… Watching television
If I had to live off one meal the rest of my life, then it would be… Shrimp