Getting to Know Foluke Akinradewo: 20 Plus Questions

Feb. 05, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2008) - Foluke Akinradewo (Plantation, Fla.), a middle blocker 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 (artisits) in your iPod?
John Mayer, Snow Patrol, Kalai, The Fray

Name some things that most people do not know about you.
I have tri-citizenship (Canada, Nigeria, US); I used to audition for commercials when I was little (but was too shy to ever get a part)

What do you like to do in your spare time?
SLEEP!, Watch movies, Surf the net

What do you envision doing as a career after competing for the national team?
Hopefully becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon

Who was your club coach prior to going to college?
I didn’t play club

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

What is your favorite room in your house and why?
The living room—there is a comfy couch, a big TV, and the kitchen is nearby :)

What is the one luxury item that you could not do without?
The internet

What luxury item do you wish you could invent?
I’m a little forgetful, so a device that lets you select a missing object and allowed the object to find YOU would be amazing…

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, game shows, sit-coms, music television, cable news

What is your favorite television program?
LOST (although it seems to get worse each season)

What is your favorite movie?
Old School

What is your favorite book?
Harry Potter series

Are you a morning person, afternoon person or night person?
Morning person

What is your pre-match ritual?
Listening to music and dancing in the locker room

On an airplane, would you rather, sleep, read, work on a computer or talk with the person sitting next to you?
Sleep

What sport would you be competing in if not for volleyball?
Basketball—although I wish I would have played tennis

What is your favorite food?
Pizza

How many different languages can you converse in?
1 ½ (Enlgish and ½ Spanish)

What was your favorite subject in school?
Science

If you could see any musical act or performer (dead or alive) in concert, who would it be?
John Mayer

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing that you would buy or pay for?
I would but money in the bank to pay the future costs of medical school…

If you would live as one other person (celebrity or not) for one day, who would it be?
Oprah

If you could have one super power, what would it be?
The ability to never get physically tired

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
My cell phone, My computer (with internet), Phone lines and towers so my cell phone and computer work

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas!

What is your pet peeve?
People chewing with their mouths open, when people leave their turn signal on after they switched lanes, when people leave their windshield wipers on when it’s not raining

What communication tool do you use most often – text messaging, talking on the cell phone or e-mail?
Text messaging

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