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Quarantine Q & A with Maddie Goings

Jun 29, 2020

Our quarantine series of Q & A's continues today with rising senior Maddie Goings. Maddie ranks 16th on OSU's all-time career kills list with 1,016 and is primed to record the 1,000th dig of her career around midseason which would make her the seventh player in OSU history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career.
Q: Where did you spend your quarantine time?
A: I spent the majority of my time in Corvallis with occasional trips home.
Q: What is the biggest positive to come from your quarantine?
A: It is the first time I have given my shoulder a break since I was 13-years-old. I am grateful for the time I got to rest and rehab it in good health.
Q: What is your preferred work out location during quarantine?
A: My workout location during quarantine was usually on a sand court, or running on the pretty trails around Corvallis.
Q: Abs or cardio?
A: Cardio for sure. I come from a very competitive track family and have always found running to be an outlet for stress relief.
Q: What TV series have you enjoyed the most during the quarantine?
A: During quarantine I started watching Lost on HULU, and also finished one of my favorite Netflix series Queen of the South.
Q: What have you done during the quarantine that you didn't do during normal life?
A: I attempted to learn how to golf. My boyfriend is an OSU golfer and he gave me a few lessons.
Q: Have you done anything to improve yourself during quarantine?
A: I experimented with new cooking recipes and tried to limit the amount I ate out by cooking more.
Q: What was your favorite moment from the 2019 volleyball season?
A: My favorite moment from 2019 was the home opener when we beat Oregon in five. I would have to say that is my all-time favorite moments at OSU and a feeling that is hard to forget.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to be a sports broadcaster. I hope to stay involved with sports and volleyball any way I can. I would love to commentate or be a play-by-play commentator for sports.
Q: Is there a skill you are/were focused on improving during the offseason?
A: In the winter offseason I was focused on improving my shot selection. Being a small outside hitter means I need to know how to maneuver and work a tall block and fast defense.
Q: How was remote college for you? What was your biggest school challenge?
A: Online school worked out really well for me. The only challenge was not being able to work as well on group projects. It is a little hard to discuss and connect with group members.
Q: What do you look forward to the most about getting back to campus?
A: I look forward to getting back in the gym and playing with my teammates again.