Feb. 25, 2013
Get To Know Junior Jeassica McGregor
By Caneka Hammonds, FSU Sports Information Intern
As the Florida State sand volleyball program prepares to begin its second season, Seminoles.com will highlight the personalities of the players in a weekly Q & A feature – “Diggin’ in Deep.” Our fifth “Diggin in Deep” participant is junior Jeassica McGregor.
If your life was made into a movie what would it be titled and who would play your character?
It would be called The Pink Life of Jeassica and Reese Whiterspoon would play me.
Best non-athletic talent?
I can clean really well and I sing like Britney Spears.
What was your childhood nickname or nickname that you currently have?
My mom’s friends used to call me J.Lo.
Favorite song to dance to?
“Country Girl Shake it for Me” by Luke Bryan
What would be your perfect sand volleyball soundtrack?
Probably some Jimmy Buffet, Gucci Mane, and reggae maybe.
Favorite actor or actress?
Ryan Gosling and Reese Whiterspoon
Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at?
Being a good friend and being determined.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
That I played basketball.
What is something you wish you did better?
I wish I could speak in public better.
Do you have any phobias?
I’m scared of spiders, snakes, and of the dark.
Do you ever get mistaken for a celebrity? if so who?
Brittany Daniel from the movie “Joe Dirt.”
What is your favorite class at FSU?
Family and Social Change class
What would be your ideal dinner?
The good ole spaghetti and pizza with asparagus.
Who would be your ideal dinner date?
Finish this sentence – the best part of waking up…
(sings) `is Folger’s in your cup'(laughs).
Finish this phrase- life is a beach…
Just dig it.
Who had the biggest influence on your athletic career?
What do you think is your strongest athletic attribute?
Being a good teammate and being able to do just about anything to make my team successful.
What would you say will be the strength of the team this season?
We have really good team chemistry.
What is the strangest talent you have?
I can crack my jaw.
Name something, other than volleyball, that you’re truly passionate about?
I really like shopping and playing with my nieces.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Being on the Florida State Sand Volleyball team.
Name two things you cannot live without.
Food and my stuffed animal that I sleep with every night.
Why did you choose FSU?
Because they have a good athletic program and really good academic program.
What is your favorite thing about FSU?
How everyone is involved in the sports here. We have great fan support.
What is your earliest memory of playing volleyball?
In middle school.
The biggest difference of indoor and outdoor volleyball is sand of course, but can you tell me what are some other differences?
The amount of people on the court and the moving in the sand.
What is the best way that you would describe your game style?
What do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions about sand volleyball?
I feel like most people just watch it for the uniforms, which is the wrong reason to watch it.
Favorite TV Show?
Say Yes to the Dress.
If you could be on any reality show what would it be?
Say Yes to the Dress.
How do you spend your free time?
I spend it with friends just watching TV and going to the mall.
What single piece of technology you cannot live without?
My cell phone.
When do you feel your best morning, noon/afternoon or night?
In the afternoon.
What is your philosophy on life?
What you put in, you’ll get out.
Most exotic place that you have been?
Hip hop, R&B, Rock, Country or Classical?
If you could have any super power what would it be?
I would say to be invisible.
I don’t like dessert.