Volleyball Freshman Orientation: Nicki Barnes
Aug 21, 2013
MILWAUKEE - Freshman Nicki Barnes arrives at Marquette as the oldest of seven children and will look to make the transition to the back row after a career at outside hitter with Illinois prep powerhouse, Benet Academy.
Barnes helped the Redwings to back-to-back IHSA state titles as a junior and senior, including a 40-2 overall record in 2012 and a No. 13 final national ranking according to PrepVolleyball.com.
Learn more about Barnes' journey to Marquette and her affinity for kiwi fruit and bacon:
GoMarquette.com: Why did you choose Marquette?
GoMU: What is your most embarrassing volleyball moment?
GoMU: What is your proudest volleyball achievement to date?
GoMU: In kindergarten what did you want to be when you grew up?
GoMU: What do you plan on studying at Marquette?/What are your career goals?
GoMU: What are you looking forward to most in college?
GoMU: Is there a team you are looking forward to playing the most?
Barnes: I am looking forward to playing Seton Hall and Villanova, because I have a couple of close friends on those teams from high school and club volleyball. I also am excited to play USC and Penn State because it will be great competition.
GoMU: Who is your biggest hero and why?
GoMU: What made you start playing volleyball?
GoMU: What is your biggest pet peeve?
GoMU: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
GoMU: What are your interests or hobbies other than volleyball?
GoMU: Favorite food(s)?
GoMU: If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?
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