"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.

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WTEN ETSU
Oct 21 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MSOC ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Oct 21 VMI 0
VB The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 21 ETSU 3
FB ETSU Kingsport, Tenn.
Oct 23, 6:00 p.m. Scrimmage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium
MSOC ETSU 0 Greenville, S.C.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Furman 3
VB ETSU 2 Birmingham, Ala.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Samford University 3
WGOLF Palmetto Intercollegiate Kiawah Island, S.C.
Oct 26 10th of 20
WSOC ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 26 Western Carolina 3
MSOC UNC Greensboro 1 OT
Oct 28 ETSU 0
MBB Blue/Gold Scrimmage Freedom Hall
Oct 30, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31 2 of 10
WCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31 4 of 10
WTEN ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 31 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
VB ETSU 0 Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 31 University of North Carolina at Greensboro 3
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Nov 1 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
WBB Milligan College Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 3:00 p.m. Homecoming scrimmage
WSOC ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 5:30 p.m. UNC Greensboro
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