Here is a closer look at junior volleyball captain Alicia Swearingen (Springdale, Ark.).
Favorite Musician: Chris Tomlin
Favorite Book: Harry Potter series
Favorite Song: A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton
Favorite Actor: Morgan Freeman
Favorite Movie: All the Harry Potter films and the Happy Feet movies!
Favorite TV Show: America's Got Talent
Favorite Magazine: People
Favorite Sports Figure: Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh
Favorite Spot on Campus: Memorial Plaza
Favorite Class at Holy Cross: Understanding Jesus with Father Reiser
Before I Came to Holy Cross, I'd Never Heard of: "Jimmies" being chocolate sprinkles
Pre-Game Routine: Pray the Competitor's Creed, a FCA prayer
Favorite Thing to do on Bus Trips: Watch movies or sleep
Nobody Knows How Much I Like: Penguins!!!
Favorite Web Site: Pinterest
People I Admire Most: My parents
Best Word to Describe Me: Organized
Thing I am Most Thankful for: Having family and friends that are so loving and supportive
Advice to Young Athletes: Don't let anything stand in your way of achieving your goals. There will always be obstacles, but choose to overcome them and don't let them hold you back! Also, always stay positive and choose to look at things from a better perspective.
Why I Chose Holy Cross: Holy Cross is a very prestigious school and I fell in love with it as soon as I made my first trip to the campus. I really liked the size of the school because it is a place where professors are able to get to know you personally and you aren't just a number. The people all seemed really friendly and I liked seeing all that the Northeast has to offer since I'm from the South. Of course I also loved the volleyball program and could see myself playing here!