Manager, Media Relations and Publications
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2008) - Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), an outside hitter on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Training Team, has provided the following responses to questions posed to her as part of a "Getting to Know" feature.
What are the top songs in your iPod?
“Rainbows” by Jack Johnson and G. Love, “Piece of Me” by Britney Spears, “Wreckless Love” by Alicia Keys, “Foundations” by Kate Nash, “Astair” by Matt Costa, “Desert Sunrise” by Brett Dennen, “G.O.D. (Gaining One’s Definition)” by Common, “Pour Down the Sunshine” by Bob Marley, “Put Some Time” by Natural Vibrations, “Shy That Way” by Tristan Prettyman, “Serious Times” by Gyptian
Name three things that most people do not know about you.
I skipped first grade. I want to take Portuguese and live in Brazil for a few years. I love dark chocolate
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Sleep, eat, listen to music, go to the beach (if the beach is nearby), photography
What do you envision doing as a career after competing for the national team?
Something that I can be creative with and involves a lot of travel
Who was your club coach prior to going to college?
Joy McKienzie and JP Calderon
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 kitchen, because of the food
What is the one luxury item that you could not do without?
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.
Reality TV, sports, music television
What is your favorite television program?
America’s Next Top Model, Lakers, and Gossip Girl at the moment
What is your favorite movie?
There’s too many good ones to pick…but some of my favorites are Blow, The Godfather, Almost Famous, City of God.
Are you a morning person, afternoon person or night person?
Night person, no doubt.
What is your pre-match ritual?
Eating and listening to music.
On an airplane, would you rather, sleep, read, work on a computer or talk with the person sitting next to you?
Usually sleep and listen to music.
What is the best thing about competing on the USA Women’s National Team?
Working with great coaches and being surrounded by amazing players.
What is your favorite volleyball drill?
What sport would you be competing in if not for volleyball?
Realistically, basketball. Ideally, tennis.
Who is your favorite athlete?
What is your favorite food?
Dark Chocolate, peanuts/peanut butter, seafood
What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?
El Sombrero, Zao, Arigato, Riviera Grill
What is your hometown best known for?
How many different languages can you converse in?
One. I know a little bit of French, but I’m not sure I could actually communicate with someone.
What was your favorite class in school?
English, Government and Appreciating the Arts
What is your fondest child-hood memory?
Traveling every summer with my family.
If you could see any musical act or performer (dead or alive) in concert, who would it be?
Jack Johnson and Bob Marley
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing that you would buy or pay for?
Trip to Brazil
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
My ipod, my camera, and my cell phone.
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?
Anything by Spice Girls or Britney Spears
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Competitive, persistent, and easy going
What is your favorite holiday?
What is your favorite season – winter, spring, summer or fall?
What reality show (American Idol, the Apprentice, the Real World, Survivor, Big Brother, etc.) would you be best on?
Not American Idol!
What communication tool do you use most often – text messaging, talking on the cell phone or e-mail?
Probably text messaging, but I use them all a lot.