Name: Juliann Faucette
Position: Opposite
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-2
Weight: 188
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Westview High School (San Diego, Calif.) '07
College: Texas '11, Corporate Communications

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2013 - USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round. 2008 – Tour of China...Pan American Cup (Fifth Place). 2006 – TV Azteca Cup.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Played in three sets versus Japan on July 10 in opening match of USA Volleyball Cup in hometown of San Diego…Scored four kills on 12 errorless attacks in the match…Played in eight sets during second weekend of FIVB World Grand Prix, registering eight kills on 23 attacks and four digs. 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: 2010 – Name AVCA All-America First Team, Big 12 Player of the Year and NCAA All-Tournament Team as Texas reached NCAA semifinals…Selected as finalist for Honda Award…Led Longhorns with 536.5 points (4.55 per set) and 465 kills (3.94 per set). 2009 – AVCA All-America Third Team selection and All-Big 12…Totaled 3.17 kills and 3.64 points per set. 2008 – AVCA All-America honorable mention after ranking second on team with 2.94 kills per set. 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: Selected most valuable player of Women’s Open Division of 2010 USA Volleyball Open National Championships while participating with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball A2 Program…Trained with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team during the spring of 2008 in an attempt to make the 2008 Olympic Games roster…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…Led Epic to third place finish at 2006 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships and earned spot on the 18 Open All-Tournament Team...Attended Westview High School (San Diego, Calif.) from 2003-2007…Started playing indoor volleyball in 2004 with Coast Volleyball Club.

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 The Shack…Favorite Musical Type is R&B...Favorite musicians are Alicia Keys and Justin Bieber…Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan…Favorite actress is Julia Roberts and favorite actor is Jim Carrey...Was a gymnast for eight years before becoming a cheerleader and dancer in her teens…Most admired people are her mom and dad because “they both have influenced me in different ways and are very strong, successful people.”

What are the top songs in your iPod: Miguel “Adorn”, Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire” and Robin S. “Show Me Love”

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)? God, Oprah, Michael Jordan and Justin Beiber

Who was your club coach prior to going to college? Ozhan Barambagui

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

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? The Caribbean Islands

What is your favorite room in your house and why? My room because it’s great for relaxing and reading

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

What luxury item do you wish you could invent? A time machine or instant travel

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, sit-coms

What is your favorite television program? Gossip Girl

What is your favorite movie? The Avengers

What is your favorite book? Angels & Demons

What is your pre-match ritual? Listen to my music and get loose

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

What is the best thing about competing on the USA Women’s National Team? You can learn something new and grow into a better player and person every single day

What is your favorite volleyball drill? Tennis

What sport would you be competing in if not for volleyball? Track or Football

Who is your favorite athlete? Michael Jordan

What is your favorite food? Sushi

What is your hometown best known for? Sunny San Diego

How many different languages can you converse in? Two

What was your favorite subject in school? History

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

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing that you would buy or pay for? A house

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

If you could have one super power, what would it be? To Fly

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

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? The 60s

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

What is the most “embarrassing” song on your iPod? Cotton Eyed Joe

What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving

What is your favorite season – winter, spring, summer or fall? Summer

What is one off-the-court talent that you have? Singing

What was the most defining moment in your life? When I accepted Jesus Christ into my life

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? American Idol

What is your pet peeve? Wasted talent, bad attitudes and lying

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

LAST UPDATED: Sept. 5, 2013