CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Canes' Corner is a Q&A series looking at the 2013 Miami volleyball team.
Each day leading up to the beginning of volleyball season on Aug. 30, a new Canes' Corner will be released giving @CanesVB fans a chance to get to know their favorite players.
This edition of Canes' Corner features senior defensive specialist Julia Giampaolo.
Name: Julia Giampaolo
Hometown: Torrington, CT
High School: Torrington High School
Major: Athletic Training
I committed to Miami over other schools because: it presented a perfect opportunity to combine high quality education and athletics.
When I think of Miami volleyball, I think of: family.
My favorite part of being a Hurricane volleyball player is: the memories and experiences I share with my teammates.
If I had to describe the team in one word it would be: "dedicated."
Coral Gables is different from my hometown because: it's beautiful!
The biggest adjustment from high school to college has been: being away from my loved ones at home.
When I committed to the University of Miami, I felt: proud.
I love volleyball because: I have played it all my life.
My favorite moment in my volleyball career was: putting on a UM jersey for the first time my freshman year.
I started playing volleyball at age: 10.
Favorite Athlete: LeBron James/Tiger Woods
Favorite Professional Sports Team: NY Giants
Favorite Meal: My mom's homemade lasagna
Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids
Favorite Movie: Titanic
Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince
My first pet was: a German shepherd.
My favorite place on campus is: the student center.
My favorite University of Miami alumni is: Vinny Testaverde.
The farthest place from home I've been is: Jamaica.
My favorite class at UM has been: Anatomy with Dr. Harriell.
If I could take a vacation anywhere in the world, I would travel to: Italy.
In my spare time, I like to: go to the beach.
My favorite sport to watch on TV is: basketball.
My nicknames are: Jules or Gulia.
My pregame rituals are: praying and looking at a picture of my grandparents.