"Getting to Know" Meredith Hardy
Meredith Hardy ranks sixth nationally in block per set.
Meredith Hardy ranks sixth nationally in block per set.
Meredith Hardy, a junior middle blocker from Kingsport, Tenn.
Meredith Hardy, a junior middle blocker from Kingsport, Tenn.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2013) – Each week during the volleyball season members of the ETSU volleyball team will be featured in a segment called “Getting to Know You.”

The eighth player to be featured is junior middle blocker Meredith Hardy (Kingsport, Tenn.). During the preseason, the players were given the questionnaire, which can be found below, and each of them submitted their answers. Below are the responses by Hardy: 

Name: Meredith Hardy

Academic Major: Exercise Science

Favorite Song: “Learning to Love Again” by Mat Kearney

Favorite Actor/Actress: Will Smith / Sandra Bullock

Favorite Book: “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult

Favorite Movie: “Anchorman”

Favorite TV Show: “House”

Favorite Food: Chips and salsa

Favorite Animal: Elephant

Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks

Favorite Sports Moment: Winning the state championship my junior year in high school.

Favorite Quote: “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them” – Michael Jordan

Favorite Athlete: Kerri Walsh

Favorite Subject in School: History

Favorite Vacation Spot: Any beach … anywhere!


What’s the number one thing on your bucket list?

  • I want to learn to surf.

If you could be on any reality TV show what would it be and why?

  • Amazing Race, because you get to go cool places.

What is one thing you can’t live without and why?

  • Music! I constantly have music playing.

If you were stranded on an island what are two things you would bring with you?

  • My iPod and a boat.

Is there any meaning behind your number you wear?

  • When I played soccer Mia Hamm also wore #9 and she was my idol.

If you could be one person for a day, who would you be and why?

  • Betty White: because you would be loved by everyone.

If you weren’t playing volleyball, what sport would you play?

  • I’d like to try Lacrosse.

Do you have a gameday tradition? 

  • I always watch an old episode of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

What are your plans after graduation? 

  • I am interested in playing professionally. If not, I want to stay involved with athletes either through coaching, training, or rehabilitation.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

  • I’ve never cut my hair.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the off-season?

  • Eat and play more volleyball!

Hardy and the Bucs continue their homestand Friday night as ETSU hosts USC Upstate at 7 p.m., inside Brooks Gym.

ETSU fans wanting to receive Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today!

For more information on Buccaneer volleyball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the volleyball page.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. 0 F (2OT)
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 3 of 11
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 5 of 11
VB ETSU 3 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 Morgan State University 0
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 California State University, Sacramento 3
Aug 29 William & Mary 2
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30 UNC Charlotte 3
WSOC Campbell 2 2OT
Aug 31 ETSU 3
Aug 31 VCU 1
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 4:00 p.m. Lehigh University