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.