Meet the Pack: Megan Mize
Oct. 19, 2012
Name: Megan Mize
Hometown: Stateline, Nevada
The Wolf Pack volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: We are a hard working group of girls who are making great strides toward a successful season.
For me to improve as a player I need to: Get better at anticipating where the ball is going to go, and moving more quickly with a wider base position.
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Hanging out with the team in the locker room and getting pumped for the gam.
My teammates would best describe me as: Goofy and awkward.
The best place on campus is: The Virginia State Gym and the Quad.
What I like most about my hometown is: the location. I love living in Tahoe and being close to the mountains and lake.
Favorite thing about being at Nevada is: Being part of the Wolf Pack Volleyball team and being close to my family.
If I wasn't playing college volleyball I would be: I would being going to school and hopefully be involved in a foreign exchange program to a different country.
A place I've never been but would love to visit: England.
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: When the US hockey team beat the Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
Favorite class: History of Jazz.
Favorite food: My Mom's Lasagna.
Least favorite food: Raisins.
Favorite color: Blue.
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump and She's the Man.
Favorite actor: Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski.
Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock.
Favorite TV show: Modern Family and Glee.
Where I want to be 10 years from now: I want to be happy and have a successful and fulfilling career.
If I could add one team to the schedule it would be and why: I would play Oregon State because I have a good friend from high school who plays on the team.
I wear my number because: It was given to me.
Favorite song: Don't Stop Believing - Journey.
Favorite junk food: Pizza.
Most impressive person you know: My Mom.
Person you would most like to trade places with for a day: A Disney Princess.
People who have most influenced your athletic career: My Parents.
The best advice you have ever been given: Do what makes you happy and never give up.
Why did you choose to attend Nevada: I chose Nevada to because I wanted to be part of the Nevada Wolf Pack volleyball team.
The best book I have ever read: The Harry Potter series.
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I was born in Germany.
If I could have dinner with any two people it would be: Walt Disney and Princess Diana.
My greatest athletic accomplishment to date is: Being part of the Nevada Volleyball team.
If I won $1 million I would: Invest it, buy something nice for my parents and travel around the world.
A friend from another college volleyball team is: Darby Reeder. She plays for Oregon State and is amazing.
The athlete I admire most: Kerry Walsh.
My favorite sport other than volleyball is: Baseball and hockey.
If you could have any car, what would it be: Old Volkswagen Bug.
My advice to kids is: Do what makes you happy, work hard and believe that anything is possible if you have a positive attitude.
What is on your iPod right now: Mumford and Sons, Hunter Hayes and of course Justin Bieber.
What was your favorite childhood toy: Pogo Stick.
My biggest fan: My Dad.
Individual goals for the season: I want to get better at picking up tips and being in a lower and more accurate position on the court in order to pick up hard driven balls.
Biggest pet peeve: When people aren't considerate of others.
Earliest volleyball memory: Trying out for the seventh grade volleyball team in middle school.
If I could be on a reality TV show it would be: So You Think You Can Dance.
Extreme sport I would like to try: Bungee jumping.
If stranded on a desert island, three things I would take with me: My dog, family, and a telephone that has signal.