Off The Court With Alicia Swearingen

Alicia Swearingen

Here is a closer look at junior volleyball captain Alicia Swearingen (Springdale, Ark.).

Nickname: Leash

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!