Jessica Nelson is sitting out this season with a leg injury.
Each Wednesday throughout the volleyball season, fans will get the opportunity to know the Liberty volleyball players a bit better through a question-and-answer session. Today, the series continues with junior outside hitter Jessica Nelson and sophomore right-side hitter Carmen Streeper. (JN – Jessica Nelson, CS – Carmen Streeper) What is your favorite Bible verse and why? JN - I don't have a life verse, but Matthew 6:25-29 is a good reminder of God's faithfulness in my life. Another encouraging verse is 2 Corinthians 1:5, because it reminds me what Christ did for me. All of these verses prompt me to continually rely on God when I am struggling with anything. CS - Romans 10:9: "If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." What is your favorite movie? JN - Hope Floats and Seabiscuit. CS - Braveheart. What is your favorite memory while competing in your sport? JN - When we beat William & Mary on its home court. CS - Competing in the Virginia State Championship in high school. What is your most embarrassing memory while competing in your sport? JN - It was our last home game of my junior year of high school and I tried to dodge a serve that was going out, but it hit me in the head. CS - Running face first into another player on the court. I came to Liberty because… JN - I realized how important it was to get an education from a Christian school, and it gave me an opportunity to play volleyball in a Christian atmosphere while competing at a high level. CS - I wanted to get the chance to play Division I volleyball for a Christian university. Share something that people don't know about you. JN - My parents made me repeat kindergarten. CS - I have a twin sister that goes to Virginia Tech. What has been your defining moment as an athlete? JN - Just adjusting to the speed of the game and learning a lot during my freshman year. That was part of becoming who I am as an athlete, but my leg injury has given me another opportunity to see what I am made of. CS - Being named MVP in the Virginia all-star game. What is one question you would ask Dr. Falwell? JN - What is the greatest miracle you have ever witnessed? CS - What is your daily schedule like? If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why? JN - Oprah, she is awesome. CS - Dr. Falwell, so I would never be afraid to speak my mind. Who is your favorite Liberty athlete? JN - Shannon McKain. CS - Sam Gado. His drive and hard work are admirable. What is the best advice you have ever been given? JN - To honor God by doing everything I do to the fullest. CS - Anything is possible. If you could change one rule in your sport, what would it be and why? JN - I have no idea. CS - It would be so much fun to be able to spike on the first touch in serve receive. After graduation I would like to … JN - To work with kids overseas or wherever God leads me. CS - Get married and have a successful career. In my spare time, I like to … JN - Waste it. CS - Wakeboard and water ski. Words that describe me on the athletic field (and why) are … JN - Determined and tenacious, because I'm competitive and love being the best. CS - Versatile because I play right side and some outside. If you could compete in any sport against any athlete, who would it be and why? JN - I would like to play water polo against Bill Gillespie. CS - Misty May in volleyball so I could compete against the best. My craziest ambition in life is to … JN - Participate in the Olympics. CS - To become a better Christian as well as a better athlete. Do you have any pre-game rituals? JN - I like to visualize. CS - Focus on making that one game-changing play. Who is one person in history that you would like to meet and why? JN - A caveman, to watch him make fire. CS - I would like to meet Jesus because of all the wisdom he could share with me. A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had the chance is (and why)? JN - Israel. I want to float in the Dead Sea and check out the spas there. CS - Machu Picchu, because I think it would be a beautiful place to visit.
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