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Getting to Know Lady Vol Softball -- Jessica Spigner
Sophomore Jessica Spigner

Sophomore Jessica Spigner

Feb. 2, 2010

Transcribed by Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations Director and Abigail Mallick

With Tennessee Lady Vol softball season fast approaching on February 12th, is helping the fans get more acquainted with the 2010 squad by asking questions of the student-athletes and posting their answers. Check back each day for a new featured Lady Vol softball player! If you've missed your favorite player, be sure to visit the bottom of the UT softball page where previous player questions/answers are catalogued under the link entitled "Meet the 2010 Lady Vols."

Name: Jessica Spigner

Nicknames: Jess

I wear number # because? #9 because I watched Schoolhouse Rock when I was little and the song that they played was, "Naughty #9." I have loved that number ever since.

Favorite Food? I like food period. But if I had to choose I think I'd go with sushi.

Favorite TV Show? Castle, and Lie to Me

Favorite Knoxville-area restaurant? Wasabi

Best movie you've seen recently? It's Complicated

Favorite Vacation Spot? There is not really much time to vacation, but it would be Mammoth Mountain, where we ski and snowboard.

Favorite Childhood Memory? Riding in the "windy car" with my Grandma

Favorite Hobbies Outside of Softball? I like reading, making bracelets, and catching up on sleep.

Favorite Athlete(s)? Peyton Manning

Favorite U.S. Softball Player? Lisa Fernandez

Best player you've ever faced? Stacey Nelson

Who do you feel has been the biggest influence in your life and why? My parents because they were always there for me and pushed me to be my very best all the time. They still do! They are a huge part of my life, and I am forever grateful for making me into the person that I am today.

How would you describe your personality? Sarcastic, good-humored, funny, lovable, approachable, caring and always looking for the best in people.

What is one thing you wish you were better at? Singing!

What is one thing about yourself that most people don't know? I am pretty open with people, but I think most wouldn't know that I have an older half brother, Andre

If you could have a superpower what would it be? I would like to fly!

My favorite thing to collect is? Key chains from all of the places I travel to.

Snack food that I can't live without? Dove Chocolate with Almonds

Person you would most like to trade places with for a day? Beyonce

If you could have dinner with any three people (present or past) who would they be? Peyton Manning, Beyonce, and Albert Pujols

One possession you would keep if you lost all but one? I would've kept a stuffed animal of a wolf if I hadn't lost it already.

If there were a movie about your life, what would it be called? Groundhog Day

Who would portray you in a movie about your life? Jasmine

What would your dream job be? To be an athletic trainer for a professional team, if only I didn't have to take physics!

Best advice ever been given? "Live each day like it is your last."

List some random things about yourself Facebook-style:

1) I went hiking and canoeing in the Appalachian Mountains and the French Broad River.

2) I went to an All Girls Private Middle School - Marlborough

3) I used to step dance in middle school and actually performed at NBA Jam.

4) The first boy I ever liked was during elementary school and after graduation he moved to Louisiana.

5) When my brother and I were little, we would get a new pair of shoes and race each other. Our parents would tells us smoke came up behind us from running so fast.



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