Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-2/188 cm
Weight: 184 lbs/84 kg
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Birth Date: 1989
Joined Team: January 2008
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2008 – Tour of China...Pan American Cup (Fifth Place). 2006 – TV Azteca Cup.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Credited with 53 points during a three-week, eight-match tour of China…Converted 41 percent attacks into kills in China…Tallied 49 kills during the event…Played in five sets during the Pan American Cup with two kills. 2006 – Tallied 22 points during the TV Azteca Cup with one match start against Mexico on Sept. 29…Played in 14 sets at the TV Azteca Cup with five set starts…Started match versus Mexico on Sept. 29 at the TV Azteca Cup and tallied six points on five kills and a block…Recorded eight points versus Peru on Sept. 28…Came off the bench in two sets versus Cuba on Sept. 27 to compile two blocks and two kills.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Selected as American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-America First-Team…Selected All-Big 12 First Team and Big 12 Freshman of the Year…Started 30 of Texas’ 31 matches and appeared in 99 total games…Ranked first on the team in total kills (445) and second in kills per game (4.49)…Tallied double-figure kill totals in 25 of her 30 matches.
OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of U.S. Women’s Junior National Team in 2006…Helped Team USA to the gold medal at the 2006 NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championship in Mexico…Second highest scorer for Team USA at 2006 NORCECA Continental Championship.
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Played for EPIC Volleyball Club (San Diego, Calif.) and coached by Ozhan Barambagui…Ranked second in the 2007 recruiting class by PrepVolleyball.com…Led Epic to third place finish at 2006 USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships and earned spot on the 18 Open All-Tournament Team...Attended Westview High School (San Diego, Calif.) from 2003-2007.
PERSONAL: Born Juliann Christine Faucette on Nov. 25, 1989, in San Diego, Calif…Parents are Chuck Faucette and Carolyn Ryba with sisters Jenna (1987), Tomilyn (1995), Javoni (1995) and Jade (1997)…Father played for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League in 1989…Hobbies include singing, dancing and acting…Favorite food is sushi and favorite book is Angels and Demons…Enjoys listening to R&B, particularly Alisha Keys…Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan…Was a gymnast for eight years before becoming a cheerleader and dancer in her teens…Started playing indoor volleyball in 2004 with Coast Volleyball Club.
Getting to Know Juliann Faucette
What are the top songs in your iPod?
Alisha Keys “As I Am” Album, Sky is the Limit (Lil Wayne) & For Real (Amel Larrieux)
Name three things that most people do not know about you.
I’ve been in plays and musicals, I was in Choir for seven years, and I used to be a dancer!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Read and sing/listen to music.
What do you envision doing as a career after competing for the national team?
Playing overseas, or becoming an American Idol star! Or becoming a news caster
Other than family, who would you like to invite to complete a dinner foursome (individuals can be dead or alive)?
Jamie Foxx, Alisha Keys, God, and Oprah
Who was your club coach prior to going to college?
Where would you like to spend a week’s vacation?
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What is your favorite room in your house and why?
The Living Room
What is the one luxury item that you could not do without?
What luxury item do you wish you could invent?
They are all taken!
Rank the following types of television programs in order you like best: Reality TV, crime dramas, game shows, sit-coms, music television, cable news, sports.
Sports, Reality, Music Television
What is your favorite television program?
The Jamie Foxx Show
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite book?
Angels & Demons
What is your pre-match ritual?
Listen to slow songs to think about the game.
On an airplane, would you rather, sleep, read, work on a computer or talk with the person sitting next to you?
What is the best thing about competing on the USA Women’s National Team?
The experience of meeting new, better players
What is your favorite volleyball drill?
What sport would you be competing in if not for volleyball?
Who is your favorite athlete?
What is your favorite food?
What is your hometown best known for?
Sunny San Diego
How many different languages can you converse in?
What was your favorite subject in school?
If you could see any musical act or performer (dead or alive) in concert, who would it be?
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing that you would buy or pay for?
My credit card bill!
If you would live as one other person (celebrity or not) for one day, who would it be?
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
If a movie was made about your life, which actor or actress would you want to play you?
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
My ipod, a good book, and some water!
If you could live in another time period for a week, which one would you choose?
If you could be on the cover of one magazine, which one would you choose?
What is the most “embarrassing” song on your iPod?
Cotton Eyed Joe
What is your favorite holiday?
What is your favorite season – winter, spring, summer or fall?
What is one off-the-court talent that you have?
What was the most defining moment in your life?
When my older sister moved out
What are your most prized possessions?
My family and friends
What is your motto?
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
What reality show (American Idol, the Apprentice, the Real World, Survivor, Big Brother, etc.) would you be best on?
What is your pet peeve?
Wasted talent and bad attitudes
What communication tool do you use most often – text messaging, talking on the cell phone or e-mail?
Posted and Updated: June 10, 2008