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 14 days left until the home opener, we introduce freshman Burgundy Price, a 5-6 defensive specialist from Woodburn, Ind.
A four-time all-conference selection and prepvolleyball.com Defensive Dandy, Price comes to Purdue after leading her Woodlan High School team to the regional title and the semi-state championship match as a senior. An all-state and all-area selection her final season, she also was named to the Journal Gazette All-Area Challenge team, the Indiana Elite All-Star team and the Indiana All-Star team.
The three sport athlete also lettered and earned all-conference honors on the basketball court each of her first three years, and played varsity softball as a freshman and sophomore. The daughter of Dave and Joni Price played club volleyball for Pineapple VBC, which finished seventh at AAU Nationals. The honor roll member plans to major in education.
Let's get to know Burgundy 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:Tennessee
People I look up to the most: My mom and grandma
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:Sassy, encouraging, bubbly
One more to describe my game: Intense
Team I am most excited to play in 2014: Penn State
My most memorable sports moment: semi-state for volleyball
Celebrity crush: Cameron Gigandet
Best non-athletic talent: Doing hair and makeup, and DANCING!
Dream job: Cosmetologist or a billionaire
Song I have to listen to before a game: Get Outta Your Mind by Lil Jon
Favorite candy bar: Twix
Favorite sweet treat: Ice cream
Favorite ice cream flavor: Moose Tracks
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite sport besides volleyball: Basketball
Favorite sports team: Purdue
Favorite athlete:Peyton Manning
Favorite TV Show: Big Brother and The Bachelorette
Favorite Movie: White Chicks
Favorite Musical Artists: I like ALL music.
Favorite Type of Pizza: Green olive