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Canes' Corner with Alexis Mourning

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 playerss.

This edition of Canes' Corner features junior middle blocker Alexis Mourning.

Name: Alexis Mourning
Hometown: Arlington, TX
High School: Arlington Martin High School
Major: Health Science

I committed to Miami over other schools because: it offered strong academics, a close-knit team and great weather

When I think of Miami volleyball, I think of: a hard-working team with a lot of heart along with a lot of fun times

My favorite part of being a Hurricane volleyball player is: having the opportunity to do what I love every day, play volleyball

If I had to describe the team in one word it would be: hilarious

Coral Gables is different from my hometown because: It’s very fast paced compared to Texas and the weather is WAY BETTER.

The biggest adjustment from high school to college has been: living in the dorms and learning how to live with others

When I committed to the University of Miami, I felt: extremely blessed and excited

I love volleyball because: it allows me to clear my mind and to compete and use the talent God has given me

My favorite moment in my volleyball career was: beating FSU at home last year!

I started playing volleyball at age: 14

Favorite Athlete: Tim Duncan

Favorite Professional Sports Team: San Antonio Spurs

Favorite Meal: mac and cheese, meat loaf, mashed potatoes and corn bread

Favorite Candy: Tolberone Chocolate

Favorite Movie: The Devil Wears Prada

Favorite TV Show: The Voice

Favorite Music Artist: Hillsong

My first pet was: a cat

My favorite place on campus is: the pool

My favorite University of Miami alumni is: The Rock

The farthest place from home I've been is: Puerto Rico

If I could be any celebrity, I would be: Paula Patton

My favorite class at UM has been: Religion (Old Testament)

My favorite car is: Range Rover

If I could take a vacation anywhere in the world, I would travel to: Fiji

In my spare time, I like to: go to the beach

My favorite sport to watch on TV is: basketball

My nicknames are: Lex, Lexis, Lala

My pregame rituals are: read scripture Col 3:23, listen to some pump up jams and  I have to put on my knee pads, socks and shoes in a certain order.