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JACQUELINE ARIAS/The Rider

Name: Haley Durham
Classification: Senior
Major: Rehabilitation services
Sport: Volleyball
Position: Middle blocker Hometown:Honolulu, Hawaii

Who is your favorite athlete?
“Kerri Walsh.” Walsh is an American professional beach volleyball player.

Who is your role model?
“My parents because they work so hard for what they do and they make anything work no matter what.”

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given and by whom?
“My dad always tells me to just keep your head up and keep going no matter how much pain you’re in. Pain is only temporary. Success is at the end of the road.”

What do you like to do for fun?
“Besides sleep, I just hang out with my friends and my dog.”

When did you begin playing volleyball and why did you start playing?
“I began playing volleyball at the age of 13.”

Did you play in high school and did you get any awards?
“All tournament teams and [Oahu Interscholastic Association] First Team Honor.”

What are your goals for the season?
“My goals for the season right now is to finish out strong and to play hard no matter what.”

What is your favorite movie?
“Shrek.”

Is there a song that gets your head in the game?
“Not particularly.”

What are your plans for the Fall 2015 semester?
“To graduate. I graduate this semester.”

How do you feel about being part of the first UTRGV Women’s Volleyball Team?
“It feels like an honor. To start off being the first team and get things rolling.”

–Compiled by Jacqueline Arias

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