March 4, 2013
Get To Know Sophomore Melanie Pavels
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 sixth “Diggin in Deep” participant is sophomore Melanie Pavels.
What’s your motto in life?
Sports don’t give you character, it only reveals who has it.
Do you have any phobias?
Ketchup…I hate it. If it touches me I freak out. I never eat it.
Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.
Time Management and Driving.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I used to play soccer when I was younger.
If your life was made into a movie what would it be titled and who would play your character?
I want Cameron Diaz to play me…I love her and it would be titled “Indecisiveness.”
What is the strangest talent you have?
Clapping my hands to make a hollow echo sound.
Favorite song to dance to?
“Don’t Stop the Party” by Pit Bull.
What is one item that you really should throw away but probably never will?
Probably my blanket that I had since I was 9…It’s really dirty.
What is your favorite class at FSU?
My theater class.
Who had the biggest influence on your athletic career?
Best non-athletic talent?
What would you say will be the strength of the team this season?
What was your childhood nickname or nickname that you currently have?
Name something, other than volleyball, that you’re truly passionate about.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Coming to FSU
Finish this sentence- the best part of waking up…
“Going back to sleep.”
Finish this phrase- life is a beach…
Hip hop, R&B, Rock, Country or Classical?
Definitely not country, I would say hip hop.
I would say “Catch Me if You Can” or “We are Marshall.”
Favorite TV Show?
If you could be on any reality show what would it be?
“Here Comes Honey Booboo”
If you could have any super power what would it be?
To freeze time
What would be your ideal dinner?
Lobster and claw shrimp
Who would be your ideal dinner date?
Favorite actor or actress?
I like Tom Hanks and Blake Lively.
Why did you choose FSU?
What is the best way that you would describe your game style?
Calm, Collective and Consistent…the three C’s.
What is your favorite thing about FSU?
The sports, the whole athletic community and program.
What is your earliest memory of playing volleyball?
I used to pepper with my dad when I was five years old in between his matches.
The biggest difference of indoor and outdoor volleyball is sand of course, but can you tell me what are some other differences?
There’s only two people in sand and six in indoor.
What do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions about sand volleyball?
That it is easy.
What would be your perfect sand volleyball soundtrack?
Name three things you cannot live without.
My family, my friends and my kittens.
How do you spend your free time?
What single piece of technology you cannot live without?
My cell phone, I guess.
Do you speak any other languages?
American Sign Language
When do you feel your best morning, noon/afternoon or night?
Most exotic place that you have been?
I’ve been to Canada.