Canes Volleyball: Can U Dig It with Emani Sims

Canes Volleyball: Can U Dig It with Emani Sims

Aug. 17, 2011


Coral Gables, Fla. – The University of Miami volleyball team is exactly nine 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 fifth installment of the daily series brings to redshirt freshman Emani Sims from Glenview, Ill. Last year, Sims sat out during her initial rookie season, and spent the year getting adjusted to the play and speed of the collegiate level of volleyball. She is a student-athlete that could see considerable playing time this year, and will be an intricate part of the Hurricanes front row attack.

To learn more about Emani Sims, 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 Emani Sims
Hometown… Glenview, Ill.
High School… Glenbrook South High School
Major… Marketing
The farthest place from home I’ve been is… Jamaica
The most influential person in my life is… My grandfather
Favorite cartoon growing up… Scooby-Doo!
If I were a Super Hero, my name would be… Super Man (pronounced “mahn”)and my power would be… Jumping really high
Favorite show growing up… Kenan & Kel
If I had an actress play me in a movie, then it would be… Jada Pinkett Smith
Favorite Professional Athlete… LeBron James
Favorite Pro Sports Team… Chicago Bulls
If I could play any other sport at UM, then it would be… I would run track
The first restaurant I go to when I go home is… Portillo’s Hot Dogs
Favorite artist on my iPod… Drake
Facebook or Twitter… Facebook
My favorite thing about being part of the “U” family is… Being a part of the volleyball family
My favorite memory playing volleyball is… Getting my first block when I started
If you walked into my bedroom, the first thing you would notice is… My clothes
My favorite midnight snack is… Goldfish
The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten is… A vegan sandwich made of all raw foods
Favorite Movie… Law Abiding Citizen
If I could live anywhere in the world, then it would be… New York
Favorite Book… The Coldest Winter Ever
An artist nobody would believe I have on my iPod is… Miley Cyrus
Something not even my teammates know about me is… My middle name is a mix of my dad’s first name, my mom’s middle name and my grandfather’s name