Oct. 13, 2008
For Jordana Price, her collegiate volleyball career began at the College of Southern Idaho but after playing just one season with the Eagles, Price decided to join the Seminoles. Moving from her hometown of Mountain Home, Idaho, to Tallahassee, Florida, to play for Florida State has so far been a smooth transition. Only in her junior year, Jordana Price has already recorded 139 kills, an impressive 63 blocks and 178.5 points. Some of her season highs include 18 kills and 22 points against Wright State. Price also set a new career high with 11 total blocks in the win over ACC rival Wake Forest on September 25.
Q: How did you become interested in volleyball?
A: It was what my friends were doing and the first team I played on wasn’t very skilled, it was a big joke. That was in middle school so I just did it because everyone else was doing it. Back then it wasn’t my dream to play volleyball.
Q: What would your perfect game consist of?
A: My perfect game would consist of zero errors and more then 11 blocks since that is my career high. Also, keeping the team up and motivated.
Q: What is the toughest part of being a volleyball student-athlete?
A: The constancy. It’s a year round thing and not something that you do for just one season; it’s something that you have to commit your life to, more like a job. So it does take a lot of patience and good work ethic.
Q: What is your top priority as a student-athlete?
A: Being a good role model. As far as school, my academics are first and volleyball is second. But you don’t realize how many people look up to you and you’re really a mentor, so I try to use that to my advantage to help and volunteer. It’s not necessarily all about academics or athletics but also representing yourself in a good way. Because volleyball isn’t what I am going to do forever, my body won’t last for ever.
Q: What is the craziest thing you’ve done that no one knows about?
A: I think I talk a lot so having nobody know about it would be rare. I’ve done some pretty crazy things. I went waterfall repelling in Argentina, I cut my cat’s whiskers off when I was little and I shaved my dog. I’ve done a lot of bad things but I don’t think I have done anything that at least one person doesn’t know about.
Q: What is the difference between Idaho and Florida?
A: Where do I start? The humidity is non-existent in Idaho. We have huge potatoes and although everyone thinks we don’t, we do have a Wal-Mart. We do not have palm trees so it’s really different. It feels like they are in two different countries.
Q: Which do you like better, Florida or Idaho?
A: Idaho. I love Florida and I love going to school here, but I like the cold. I like having seasons.
Q: Five years from now, where do you see yourself?
A: A few places, I haven’t decided yet. Either playing professional volleyball, medical school, grad school or working for UNICEF overseas some where .
Q: At the age of 60 where do you see yourself?
A: I think I will be teaching; I love teaching. I think when I’m older I would do that because that’s something that I can always go back to. Also, I would hopefully have a family.