October 20, 2008 - by
Court Talk with Lauren Richardson

Oct. 20, 2008

Sophomore Lauren Richardson takes on opposing teams with a fierce attitude. Standing at six-feet, Richardson is one of the tallest on the team and her stats this season show that she is an indispensable member of the FSU squad. In her sophomore season, Richardson has 145 kills and 481 total attacks along with 142 digs. Though baseball is her second favorite sport next to volleyball, she’s too busy tearing up the court to really watch her favorite teams.

Why did you choose Florida State?
I never wanted to go to far north because I hate the cold. Once that narrowed my choices, I found that I loved Florida State’s campus and athletic family.

Why did you choose dietetics as your major?
I took a nutrition class and when we started to discuss metabolism and how different nutrients and etc. interact in your body, I found I was so interested to learn more.

What do you want to do with that?
I would like to help those people that either struggle with their diet or who have to make permanent alteration to their diet because of their health or medicines.

Are you a Jane Austen fan, or just a fan of Pride and Prejudice?
Jane Austen! However Pride and Prejudice is what got me hooked and is close to being my favorite.

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
My grandpa. I would have loved to meet him. I’ve heard so many interesting stories about the type of person he was.

I know they don’t have any movies about volleyball, but why is Miracle your favorite sports movie?
I would say that’s the best movie about athletes going against all odds and proving themselves.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go to?
I would go to the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.

What’s it like playing under Coach Poole?
Playing under Coach Poole has been an awesome experience thus far and provides the team with someone who coaches us as players and as people.

Are you close with your family? Do you have brothers and sisters?
Yes I am. I have one sister, Megan, who is five years older than me.

How did you get started in volleyball?
I got started in volleyball simple because I was a “copy-cat” and mimicked everything my sister did. When she started volleyball I started volleyball.

What does it mean to you to be a Seminole?
There’s a sense of pride that you have to carry and represent where ever you go.

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