In the Spotlight: Sara Albert Sport: Volleyball Position: Middle blocker Hometown: Davis, Calif. High School: Davis High School School/Year: COL ’05 Majors: Psychology, Government High School Highlights:

Earned Capital Athletic League First Team honors and was selected as the League’s MVP in 2000 . Selected to 2000 All-Metro First Team . Member of the Optimist’s All-Star Team in 2001 . Named Davis High School’s Most Valuable Player of 2000 volleyball team . Awarded Aaron King “Spirit of Davis High” Memorial Award for excellence and leadership in athletics and academics.

Georgetown Highlights:

2002: Coach’s Award recipient … All-Big East Honorable ention … Ranked first in the Big East and fifth in the nation in hitting percentage (.411) … Ranked third in the Big East in blocks per game (1.36) … Team leader in hitting percentage, solo blocks (32) and assisted blocks (107) … Second on the team in kills (257). 2001: Named Big East rookie of the year . Earned Big East rookie of the week honors twice during the regular season . Led the conference with a .385 hitting percentage and recorded a team-high 117 blocks . Stood No. 10 on the November 13th NCAA Division I statistical leaders list with a .413 hitting percentage . Big East academic all-star.

What is the most demanding thing about volleyball?

7 a.m. practices. It’s hard to convince your body to be awake when it doesn’t really want to and we practice every morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. That is a long time.

What’s your favorite team pump up song?

“In Da Club.”

If you could be good at any sport besides volleyball, what would it be and why?

Gymnastics. I never could do it because I was so tall. I think I passed the height requirement when I turned five.

What is your favorite class? Right now I am taking Psychology in Law with Professor Finkel. He is a very interesting guy and he gets us to think about things we don’t usually think about.

What one word would you use to describe yourself?

Besides tall? Um .

What is your most prized possession?

My bed.

Where is the best place you have ever been?

The best place I have ever been is Hawaii.

What are your three favorite things to eat?

Ice cream, chips and queso dip. And I always order Bangkok Bistro.

What is your worst fear?

My coach.

What person has had the greatest influence on you?

My parents. It would be a lie if I didn’t say so.

What is your favorite CD right now?

I enjoy the latest Avril Lavigne CD.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Definitely when people chew their gum loud in class, and I have to look around behind me. I just think, “Please stop!” I can’t focus on anything else. Or when they chew their food.

What’s one thing you want to do in D.C. before you graduate?

I just turned 21 so I want to go to as many bars as I can.

What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?

I would go to Australia – or just travel.

What is the characteristic you value most in a friend?

Loyalty.

What was your freshman dorm?

Harbin.

Wisey’s or Booey’s?

Wisey’s. It’s about two feet from me. I’m all about ease.

If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be?

I have to sound cheesy and say my boyfriend, even though it really is true.

This could be anyone.

Oh, a celebrity? Brad Pitt. That’s easy.

What’s under your bed right now?

All my winter clothes, which I am not very excited to take out.

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