WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - As part of our countdown to the season, we will give you the inside scoop on one of our 16 players. With 17 days left until the home opener, we introduce freshman Christina Ambrose, a 6-3 outside hitter from Winter Park, Fla.
Ambrose got a head start on preparations for the 2014 season, joining the Boilermakers for the spring semester. The Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection and prepvolleyball.com's No. 20 Senior Ace came to Purdue after earning five player of the year honors and Under Armour All-America honors as a senior. Florida's Gatorade Player of the Year and the Florida Dairy Farmer's Miss Volleyball, she also garnered top honors from the Orlando Sentinel, Class 8A and Winter Park High School after leading her team to the state title.
Winter Park's record holder for kills in a season and in a match, Ambrose played club volleyball for the Orlando Volleyball Academy, helping the team to the AAU National Championship in 2011. The daughter of David and Margot Ambrose has one sister, Kira, and plans to major in selling and sales management at Purdue.
Let's get to know Christina a little bit better.
Sweet or Salty: Sweet
Chocolate or Vanilla:Vanilla
Dogs or Cats:Dogs
Vacation - At the beach or in the mountains: Beach
Coolest place I've ever been:Australia
Person I look up to the most: My mom
Best feeling - stuff block or big kill: Stuff block
Best feeling - service ace or big diving save: Big diving save
Three words that describe me:Chill, passionate and loyal
One more to describe my game: Energetic
Team I am most excited to play in 2014: Wisconsin
My most memorable sports moment:: Winning the 2013 state championship
Celebrity crush: Ed Westwick
Best non-athletic talent:Watching Netflix
Song I have to listen to before every game: I Can't Stop remix by Flux Pavilion
Favorite sweet treat: Candy
Favorite ice cream flavor: Cotton candy
Favorite holiday: Christmas.
Favorite sport besides volleyball: Soccer
Favorite sports team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Favorite athlete:Michael Jordan
Favorite TV Shows:Gossip Girl
Favorite Book: The Fault in Our Stars
Favorite Musical Artist: Coldplay
Favorite Type of Pizza: Pepperoni