Get to Know Jess O'Shoney
Do you have any nicknames? Just Jess, or Jessie. My names not something cool you can make nicknames out of
Why did you come to Virginia? The people, girls, coaches and staff included they just drew me in
What is something most people don’t know about you? At home, I sleep with a nightlight
What is your most treasured possession? My iPhone
What is your greatest fear? The dark, or being abducted. Being abducted in the dark would be the absolute worst
What is your greatest non-athletic talent? Probably my eating abilities, I can really pack away food
What is a non-athletic talent you’d like to have? Some kind of musical talent, I used to play the flute in band but I was always last chair
Athlete you admire the most? Tobi Farrar, she inspires me
What is your biggest pet peeve? When people act like the whole world revolves around them.
Two words to describe you on the court: Focused, hungry
Two words to describe you off the court: Goofy, loud
What is your favorite:
Movie? The Breakfast club
Food? Potatoes, any kind of potatoes. Baked, mashed, fried, however. I LOVE potatoes.
Song? Changes alllll the time
TV show? Either One Tree Hill or Gossip Girl
Store at the mall? Uhm probably The Buckle, it’s the only place I can get jeans to fit me
Vacation spot? I don’t really remember, it’s been at least 4 years since I’ve been on a vacation due to volleyball
Volleyball drill? Queen of the Court
Summer job? I have never worked
What is/was your worst:
Volleyball drill? Anything with passing or defense, I’m awful
Dessert? Probably Tapioca pudding, the texture makes me gag
What is your dream volleyball experience? It used to be to play D1 volleyball, haha. Now I’d say winning a title, that would be awesome.
What is the greatest thing about being a student-athlete? All the perks, eating at JPJ and all the help you get with your academics is really nice
What is the hardest thing about being a student-athlete? Getting enough sleep, I always feel like there’s something to do and not enough time to get it done
What is a must have on road trips? My iPhone, music is a must
What do you put on your hotdog? Chili, cheese, relish and mustard.
If a movie were made of your life, which actress would you want to play you? Reese Witherspoon, she’s so cute.
Are you a morning person or night owl? Neither really, I’m not a very happy person in the mornings but I also can never really stay up late.
Peanut butter – crunchy or smooth? Crunchy, definitely