The Lowdown on Lee

Oct. 31, 2012

By Kasandra Martinson

FRESNO, Calif. - As Fresno State volleyball team heads into their home stretch of the season, had a chance to chat with sophomore libero Christina Lee. Lee is currently fifth in the Mountain West in digs per set averaging 4.3.

Q: What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
A: I had too many, I was all of the Disney princesses ... I was Tinkerbelle, Mulan, Megs from Hercules, Snow White and Belle.

Q: Who was your favorite Disney princess?
A: I'm going to say Ariel.

Q: What is your favorite class this semester and why?
A: Kines 33, which is sports psychology ... because it's basically all about mental toughness and everything that goes on in the brain while an athlete is playing. I never knew what sports psychologists were for until this class.

Q: What is your favorite volleyball memory?
A: Winning the Southern California qualifier with my club team against one of the best teams. My other one is winning the CCS my senior year in high school because it was the first time for our high school for girls volleyball.

Q: Who do you want to win the World Series?
A: The Giants. I have been a giants fan my whole life, nineteen years going strong.

Q: Where is your favorite spot to study on campus? Why?
A: In my room, because it's the place that I can be by myself. I am the type of person that needs it to be really quite to be able to focus.

Q: Who is someone on your team that you can count on to always make you smile?
A: It would be Megan. Just seeing her face, Megan is a little goof ball.

Q: What has been your best memory so far this season?
A: Coming from behind and beating a lot of teams in five (sets), including Boise State and Wyoming.

Q: What is one thing you would have to take on a plane ride besides your phone?
A: That would be my pillow pet Pixie, she's a zebra. I have had her about two months, she's a little baby. She has lots of friends, Rosco which is Megan's panda, and Penny which is Korrin's giraffe, and Toddy which is Barbara's bulldog.

Q: What is your favorite season and why?
A: Summer because it's hot. I like to go to the pool and get tan. Summer is very relaxing, and there is no school.

Q: What is the most challenging part of being a student-athlete?
A: Juggling classes and having practice, and traveling, but it's all worth it.

Q: If you were to be stranded on a desert island with one of your teammates who would it be and why?
A: I would go with Megan again, because she makes me laugh and we would work well together to maybe get off the stranded island.

Q: You have ten more regular season matches, what do you hope to bring to your team in these matches?
A: I hope to some more fire and motivation because I think our team can get so fired up. I want to help maintain that and keep everyone going.

Q: Who has been the most influential person in your athletic career?
A: My parents, because they started me on playing and they have always been to all my games. Even when we traveled last year, they came to a lot of the road games. They always support me.

Q: If you could play another sport at Fresno State, what sport would you play and why?
A: Basketball, because I also played basketball my whole life and kind of miss it a little, but I love volleyball.

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