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#GTVB Insider: Annika Van Gunst

Aug. 20, 2014

#GTVB Insider is a Q&A series looking at the 2014 Georgia Tech volleyball team. Each weekday leading up to the beginning of volleyball season on Aug. 29, a new #GTVB Insider will be released giving @GTVolleyball fans a chance to get to know their favorite players.

This edition of #GTVB Insider features sophomore middle blocker Annika Van Gunst.

Name: Annika Van Gunst
Hometown: Fayetteville, Ga.
High School: Whitewater HS
Major: Mechanical engineering

Over the summer I: Went to Germany for three weeks to see my dad’s side of the family. 

What I’m going to bring to the #GTVB court this season is: Passion and fire. I want to give the crowd a reason to get on its feet and get excited for every game.

Most people don’t know this about me, but I: Am much more of a country girl. I want to live on a farm with horses, cows and chickens and such.

I can’t imagine going a week without: Food.

The sport I’m the worst at is: Golf.

If I didn’t play volleyball, I’d play: Soccer.

If I were on a reality TV show it would be: Wipeout!

I can’t miss a TV episode of: I don’t watch too much TV besides sports. I love watching tennis, football and soccer.

My game day superstition is: I don’t have any. I just go with the flow.

My favorite ice cream flavor is: Chocolate chip cookie dough.

My teammates would describe me as: Competitive and driven.

If I could sum up what volleyball means to me, I’d say: Competition. I love to compete and volleyball allows me the perfect opportunity to do so. 

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