Canes Volleyball: Can U Dig It with Ali Becker

Canes Volleyball: Can U Dig It with Ali Becker

Aug. 28, 2011


Coral Gables, Fla. – Senior middle blocker Ali Becker is profiled in this edition of Can U Dig It. The Katy, Texas native is 10th all-time at UMiami for career blocks. As a junior, Becker quickly established herself as a growing force in the middle for the Canes. Playing in all 32 matches for UM, she amassed a career season-high 20 matches in which she hit .500 or above. She led the team and finished tied for seventh-best in hitting percentage in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with a .332 clip. She followed that by leading the squad with 96 total blocks (0.86 per set). Off the court, she was named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for academic excellence.

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

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Can U Dig It with Ali Becker…
Hometown… Katy, Texas
High School… Cinco Ranch High School
Major… Elementary Ed/Psychology
The farthest place from home I’ve been is… New York
The most influential person in my life is… My grandfather – Pop
If you walked into my bedroom, the first thing you would notice is… It’s messy
Favorite Movie… Cars
Favorite Professional Athlete… LeBron James
Favorite Pro Sports Team… Miami Heat considering all teams in Houston have been in a bit of a rut the past 10 years
The artist I listen to most on my iPod is… Mostly male country singers
Favorite Restaurant… The Texas Star right across the street from my grandparents’ house in New Ulm, Texas. It’s the only place I’ll eat a Chicken Fried Steak.
My favorite midnight snack is… Oreos
My favorite thing about being part of the `U’ family is… Being a part of something with so much history that only continues to grow
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be… North Carolina on acres of land
If I were a superhero, my name would be… Ali bo Bali… and my power would be… I’d be able to freeze time
If I could play any other sport at UM, it would be… Diving because they get to jump on a trampoline during practice
If I could have an actress play me in a movie, then it would be… Jennifer Aniston only because I love her
My favorite memory playing volleyball is… Playing Florida State at home my junior year
The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten is… Alligator
A pre-match ritual of mine is… Braiding my hair??
An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is… Bo Bice
My nickname is… Alfred
I hate to admit it, but I love… Animated movies
A secret talent of mine is… I can touch my tongue to my nose
My favorite thing about Coach Lantagne Welch is… She is someone I can always go to off the court no matter what it is
If I could switch places with anyone in the world, then it would be… The guy from Diners and Drive-Ins on the Food Network
Facebook or Twitter… Facebook
Favorite Holiday… Christmas