Get to Know Kendahl Voelker
Do you have any nicknames? Ken, Kenny, Kendahley
Why did you come to Virginia? UVa is the top public university in the nation and has a supportive athletic program. Not only do you get to see a beautiful campus everyday, but I am also able to play the sport I love!
What is something most people don’t know about you? I have lived in Canada, England and Saudi Arabia, but I’m really just a Florida girl.
Phrase you overuse the most? That’s Redonkulous!
What is your most treasured possession? My toe ring
What is your greatest fear? Cockroaches
What is your greatest non-athletic talent? I can play the trumpet!
What is a non-athletic talent you’d like to have? The ability to sing well
Historical figure you’d like to meet? Sacagawea
Athlete you admire the most? Michael Phelps… amazing abs
What is your biggest pet peeve? Loudly chewing with mouth open, whistling in enclosed spaces and people who sit too close to me on an airplane
Two words to describe you on the court: Energetic and Intense
Two words to describe you off the court: Fun-loving and bubbly!
What is your favorite:
Movie? Wedding crashers
Food? White pizza with pesto
Song? I Run This – By Birdman (feat. Lil Wayne)
Magazine? Southern Living (haha!)
TV show? Family Guy
Childhood toy? My stuffed panda bear named Andy Pandy
Cartoon character? Ed from Edd, Ed, and Eddy
Dessert? Little Debbie Swiss Rolls
Store at the mall? J. Crew
Holiday? St. Patty’s Day
Vacation spot? Any beach in Florida on the Atlantic Coast
Volleyball drill? Anything to do with improving hitting tactics
Summer job? Working at Abercrombie & Fitch folding clothes
Bumper sticker? Buckle Up for Dale (yes, this is real)
What is/was your worst:
Summer job? Volleyball drill? Suicides after we don’t “go for a ball”
Vacation spot? Anywhere without some sort of body of water next to it is a terrible vacation spot
Dessert? Oatmeal Raisin cookies
What is your dream volleyball experience? To play professionally whether in Europe or in the AVP
What is the greatest thing about being a student-athlete? You get the opportunity to play the sport you love while getting a great education!
What is a must have on road trips? My Laptop, my iPhone, and a pillow
Pre-game rituals? Listening to loud music and dancing in the locker room
What was your most exciting win? The win over Clemson at home two seasons ago!
Who is your favorite opponent? Miami
Do you have any hidden talents? I am ridiculously flexible for a tall person
What do you put on your hotdog? I don’t eat hot dogs
If a movie were made of your life, which actress would you want to play you? Sandra Bullock, she’s got great energy and personality, plus she’s America’s sweet heart
Are you a morning person or night owl? A little bit of both
Peanut butter – crunchy or smooth? Organic and Smooth
If you were the eighth dwarf, what would your name be? Bubbly