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
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.