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Canes' Corner with Julia Giampaolo

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.