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Canes' Corner with Emani Sims

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 Emani Sims.

Name: Emani Sims
Hometown: Glenview, IL
High School: Glenbrook South
Major: Advertising

I committed to Miami over other schools because: I liked the team chemistry and atmosphere.

When I think of Miami volleyball, I think of: hardwork and athleticism.

My favorite part of being a Hurricane volleyball player is: being able to represent the University through a sport I love.

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

Coral Gables is different from my hometown because: there are palm trees.

The biggest adjustment from high school to college has been: balancing practice and school and traveling.

When I committed to the University of Miami, I felt: like a lot of hard work paid off.

I love volleyball because: it allows us to show our athleticism.

My favorite moment in my volleyball career was: beating FSU at home last season.

I started playing volleyball at age: 16.

Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan

Favorite Professional Sports Team: Chicago Bulls

Favorite Meal: Mom's cooking

Favorite Candy: Reese's

Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids

Favorite TV Show: Scandal

Favorite Music Artist: Frank Ocean

My first pet was: my dog, Sammy.

My favorite place on campus is: "the green."

My favorite University of Miami alumni is: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

The farthest place from home I've been is: Jamaica.

If I could be any celebrity, I would be: Rihanna.

My favorite class at UM has been: Graphic Design.

My favorite car is: BMW X3.

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

In my spare time, I like to: relax.

My favorite sport to watch on TV is: football or track and field.

My nicknames are: Mani or Mon.

My pregame rituals are: a secret.