Lindsey Hunter

USA Volleyball

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Position: Setter
Height: 5-10/178 cm
Weight: 155 lbs/69 kg
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
Birth Date: March 30, 1984
College: Missouri
Joined Team: May 2004

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2008 – Tour of China...Pan American Cup (Fifth Place). 2007 - Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)…Pan American Games (Bronze Medal). 2006 – World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…TV Azteca Cup (Sixth Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Provided four points splitting time at setter on a three-week, eight-match tour of China…Added 13 digs…Played in five sets at the Pan American Cup, including a start against Mexico on June 2 that led to a sweep. 2007 - Played in three sets during the Pan American Cup…Started the first two matches of the Pan American Games recording two kills on four attacks. 2006 – Played in all 25 sets of a seven-match tour of Italy (March 22 to April 2) with the USA National Training Team … Started at setter versus Poland on May 26…Played in three sets during the World Grand Prix as the backup setter…Started all 17 sets of the U.S. played in the TV Azteca Cup…Ranked second among all players at the TV Azteca Cup in assist average with 5.24 per set…Played one set during World Championships as the backup setter.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: After her senior season in 2005, Hunter became the first Missouri volleyball players to be named to the AVCA All-American First Team. The senior was earlier named AVCA All-Central Region and All-Big 12 for the third-consecutive season. The Tiger setter has lead the Big 12 in assists per game in each of her four years at Mizzou, becoming the first Big 12 student-athlete to finish a season leading the same statistical category in every year of eligibility. Her 14.22 assists per game in 2005 paced her to 13.73 for her career, putting her sixth all-time in NCAA history in the category. Hunter also accumulated 6,096 assists, finishing 15th in NCAA history in that category. In addition, in her career at Mizzou, Hunter has added 2.40 digs per game and 0.32 aces per game. As a team, Hunter led Mizzou to a .299 hitting percentage in the season, an all-time high for a Tiger squad.

PERSONAL: Born Lindsey Jo Hunter on March 30, 1984… Graduated in May with a degree and an emphasis in marketing...Enjoys being outdoors and traveling, watching movies and playing other sports...Lists country music as her favorite kind of music...Says her favorite sport other than volleyball is as baseball...Her grandfather, father and uncle played for the Boston Red Socks...Loves to watch cartoons...Favorite book is The Outsiders...Favorite movie is "Beauty and the Beast"...Favorite food is pizza...Says she admires her parents for "their support and sacrifices they have made".

"20 Questions with Lindsey Hunter"

What are the top songs in your iPod?
How To Save A Life by The Fray, Three Days by Pat Green, Irreplaceable by Beyonce, Love Stoned by Justin Timberlake

Where would you like to spend a week’s vacation?
Fiji

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
The good old USA

What is the one luxury item that you could not do without?
My Coach purses

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.
1. Sports 2. Music Television 3.Reality TV 4.sit-coms 5.crime dramas 6.game shows 7.cable news

What is your favorite television program?
Grey’s Anatomy

What is your favorite movie?
Right now, Talladega Nights The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. One of my all-time favorites is Love Actually.

Who is the funniest player on the women’s national team?
‘Wolkins’

Are you a morning person, afternoon person or night person?
Definitely a morning person. Sometimes it’s hard to get up, but once I’m up I love the mornings because of the sunrise and my favorite meal of the day, breakfast. I also feel like I’m not missing out on anything in the day when I’m up early.

What is your pre-match ritual?
I don’t really have any superstitions or crazy routines that I go through. I just love listening to music, dancing around, and being funny.

On an airplane, would you rather, sleep, read, work on a computer or talk with the person sitting next to you?
I could sleep on any plane, any time, anywhere. Unless of course there is a man in the middle seat who brings out his 20” computer and types with his elbows out the whole flight!

What is your favorite volleyball drill?
Surprisingly, I love any drill having to do with defense.

What sport would you be competing in if not for volleyball?
Probably softball. I had to choose between the 2 in high school because they were in the same season. Volleyball has worked out pretty well though ;)

Who is your favorite athlete?
Yoshie Takeshita (Japanese setter) and Tiger Woods

What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?
Il Vicino (Italian pizza place in Colorado Springs)

What is your hometown best known for?
The Henry Doorly Zoo and the College World Series

What was your favorite subject in school?
English and or course, PE

Musical act or performer (dead or alive) in concert, who would it be?
John Mellencamp

If a movie was made about your life, which actor or actress would you want to play you?
Rachel McAdams

If you could be on the cover of one magazine, which one would you choose?
Shape

What is the most “embarrassing” song on your iPod?
Any song from the Grease soundtrack

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas with the 4th of July coming in at a close second.

What is your favorite season – winter, spring, summer or fall?
The fall. I love sweatshirt and jeans weather, college football games, the colors on the trees changing, and it means it’s getting closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

What are your most prized possessions?
My computer, digital camera, movies, ipod, nap pillow, cell phone. I’d be really bored without technology!

What is your motto?
“or you win or you die!”

What is your pet peeve?
When people try to get on an elevator before the people already on it can get out.

What communication tool do you use most often – text messaging, talking on the cell phone or e-mail?
Talking on the phone but text messaging is getting more popular every day

Posted and updated: June 10, 2008