Out of Bounds
Gus Merwin
amarc543@uwsp.edu
The world is obnoxiously serious. But it doesn’t have to be. This column is testament to that. In a life full of nuisance, pain, and strife there can be found a rich abundance of hilarity and laughter. Sports may seem a trivial and complex choreographed performance, but it’s really just a game. And what are games? Fun. Just like this column.
 
The idea and ambition to start this column came from the amazing internet interview series "Caught off Base" by actress Nadia Dajani. Any success I have from this is due to her. The same goes for any failure.
 
What started off as an experimental article for me focusing mainly on athletes outside of the lines that govern their sport quickly turned into a mass interview thingy. That being said, I present to you the lighter side of life for your 2012 Pointer Womens Volleyball team…
 
What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you on the volleyball court?
 
"One time I dove for the ball and hit my face on the floor. I hit so hard I thought I lost my teeth but luckily I only ended up with a concussion. I’m still made fun of for it to this day by my teammates!" –Alexis Hartman, sophomore setter
 
Even though giving 110 percent effort is impossible, if you were going to do it what would you eat beforehand?
"Peanut butter banana sandwich." –Allison Davis, junior middle
 
Would you call Carly Rae Jepsen?
"Yes, but I cant. She didn’t give me her number." –Julia Schultz, sophomore defensive specialist
 
Rock, paper, or scissors?
"Rock, scissors is the last thing you say therefore rock always wins." –Sarah Breuer, sophomore outside hitter
 
"Paper, the least intimidating wins over the most intimidating." – Taylor Luce, freshman setter
 
‘N Sync or Backstreet Boys?
"NSync." –Kati Rau, senior right side
 
"Backstreet Boys." –Cassidy Kohlhagen, senior setter
 
Do you think Betty White could return one of your serves?
"Yes, Betty White is awesome." –Kohlhagen
 
Would you rather win Olympic gold in volleyball, or inherit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory?
"Volleyball all the way." –Morgan Bartkowiak, senior middle
 
What was your favorite insult as a kid?
"I know you are, but what am I?" –Rau
 
What song would you sing for karaoke?
"’It Girl,’ by Jason Derulo." –Ally Groth, sophomore defensive specialist
 
Could you beat Coach White in arm wrestling?
"She does Insanity…but challenge accepted." –Katie Ayello, freshman defensive specialist
 
Do you safely eject your USB before unplugging it?
"No." –Rau
 
Would you rather be the smelly kid in class, or the kid that always asks dumb questions?
"I already am [the smelly kid] after lifting or practice." –Jessica Dredske, senior middle
 
The Pointers pushed their record to 8-2 on the season after taking back-to-back matches against Lawrence and St. Norbert on Tuesday.
 
UWSP travels to River Falls Friday for the UWRF Invitational to take on Waldorf at 5:30pm.