A to Z: Erica Cook
Published: Friday, January 5, 2007 at 9:51 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 5, 2007 at 9:51 a.m.
A thlete you admire most: I'd have to say (UF sophomore middle blocker) Kelsey Bowers. I played with her on the volleyball team my sophomore year. It's amazing to see how well she's done at UF.
B iggest strength/weakness you have in your sport: My strength is my upper body strength. My biggest weakness is coming out of my squat clean.
C ollege choices: I've already been accepted to North Florida. I'm going to see how everything plays out before I make my decision.
D ream job: My dream job would be to work with athletes (perhaps in physical therapy). I want to stay around athletes, but I don't know I if could coach. I don't have the patience (coach Steve Bauer) has.
E -mail, text or phone call: Phone call
F avorite pro and college teams: College would have to be UF. I don't watch a lot of pro sports, but we watch the Jaguars.
G oal this season: I'd like to qualify for state and win state. That would be nice.
H ardest practice drill: Probably rack-holds. (The bar is on the rack, and lifters have to get under it with their arms already extended and lift the bar.) You need a lot of core strength for that one.
I dol: I look up to my dad (Tony) a lot. He had success playing college baseball (Central Florida Community College) and he's very supportive of me.
J uice, milk or coffee in the morning: Does Gatorade count as juice? That's all I really drink.
K ind of shoes you wear: Pretty much everyday I wear sandals. I like to be comfortable.
L ast time you laughed out loud: I laugh a lot. But the last time was probably last night at dinner. Our dinners are pretty hilarious.
M ovie you love: I have to say "Dumb and Dumber." I can watch it over and over and it never goes old.
N ickname: Usually people just call me by my last name or just E.
O ff-field hobby: I play volleyball and that takes up the rest of my free time.
P regame ritual: Besides warming up, nothing really.
Q uirky habit: Sometimes I pick at my thumbs. I guess that's more of a nervous habit.
R ival you want to beat most: I'd have to say (three-time defending state champ) Spruce Creek. One of their lifters beat me last year.
S ong you sing in the shower that could go to No. 1 on the charts: I don't really sing in the shower, but I sing in the car a lot. Whatever's on the radio.
T elevision show you can't miss: I really like to watch "House." It's pretty funny.
U seless fact about you: I have a twin brother (Tyler). He plays baseball.
V ocal teammate: Probably Jen DeJesus
W orst loss: Last year at state (Cook was sick the whole week before the state meet, and finished third).
X -rays: My aunt's a radiologist. The most recent one was on my left wrist.
Y our best friend: I don't really have just one. Julie Liddon, Lindsay Prestemon (seniors on the volleyball team) and Sarah Beebe (sophomore on the volleyball team).
Z any thing your coach once said: He always says, "Dip and shoot!"
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