Cardinal Capsule: Jennifer Wilson

Sept. 2, 2003

Jennifer Wilson

Sport: Volleyball
Year: Freshman
Height: 6-1
Events: Middle Blocker
Hometown: Spokane, WA
High School:University HS
Major:Journalism/Business Marketing
Stanford Athletics Highlights:A 2003 graduate of University High School in Spokane, Wash. ... Three-year letterwinner in volleyball and one-year winner in both cross country and track ... Captained volleyball team in the 2001 and '02 seasons ... 2002 all-state selection ... 2001 Honorable Mention All-GSL ... Team MVP in 1999 and '02 ... 2000 Most Improved Player ... Spokesman Review Athlete of the Month ... Played club volleyball for Performance.

Stanford volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because:
Our team has a lot of great chemistry on and off the court. The team this year looks like they are having a great time and combined with our explosive plays, the crowd will be able to feel the energy!

For me to improve as a player I need to:
Watch and learn from the older players and coaches as well. I will need to focus on the fundamentals, especially my arm swing. Most of all I need to maintain a positive attitude no matter what is thrown my way.

The thing I like about sports is:
The mental challenge as well as the physical challenge that is presented to you as an athlete. Sports also provide an escape from the outside world and provide a postive way to channel emotions. I love sports because you are able to meet incredible people and work as a team to accomplish a goal.

If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:
University of Colorado at Boulder.

The most difficult opposing arena to play in is:
Washington State University because the crowd is intense.

A friend from another college volleyball team:
Amy Lou Meisen-Vehrs from Central Washington University.

Favorite midnight snack:

What makes Maples Pavilion so special:
The spectacular history of the sport and the great fans that attend all of the games.

If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
Top Ramen, mashed potatoes, rice, and macaroni and cheese.

Favorite T.V. show:
Will and Grace.

My parents were right when they told me:
That as long as I work hard and believe, I can accomplish anything.

Favorite website:

I'd like to switch places for a day with:
My mom.

Favorite non-volleyball activity:
Reading and hanging out with my closest friends.

My most prized possession is:
My family and their love.

If you were going on a road trip and could only take one cd, which one would you take:
The Dave Matthews Band--Under the Table and Dreaming.

The best advice I ever received was:
To follow my heart.

Opponent you would most like to beat:

The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:
All of the Stanford volleyball players.

Favorite actor:
Tom Cruise

Favorite actress:
Sandra Bullock

If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:
My sister.

Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
To be independent and not be afraid to ask questions.

Ten years from now I hope to be:
Starting a family and working as a photojournalist for Sports Illustrated or National Geographic.

One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
The first moon landing.

After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remember as:
A hard working athlete, student, and friend who made others happier if for only a moment.

Favorite Food:
Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Least Favorite Food:

Favorite sport other than volleyball:

If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Donate it to the Make a Wish Foundation and to my parents.

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