Aug. 23, 2014Meet The Volleyball Freshmen: Natalie Johnson
The University of Notre Dame volleyball team welcomed six freshmen to the program last week as preseason practice got underway. The group comes to ND from California, Indiana, Kansas and Ohio and covers pretty much every position on the court. In a new Q&A series, it's time for Irish fans to meet the group and learn a little more about them leading up to Notre Dame's first match at No. 12 Minnesota August 29. Stay tuned over the next three days as Jo Kremer, Sydney Kuhn and Maddie Plumlee answer a variety of hard-hitting questions. For segments with Maddie Dilfer and Sam Fry click here and here.
Next up: Libero Natalie Johnson.
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
High School: Mayfield Senior School
Potential Major: Business
The best thing about my hometown: The weather
Favorite place on campus so far: South Dining Hall
What drew me to ND: The tradition of the school and the close-knit community
A hobby that most people wouldn't know about: Baking
Favorite app on phone: Instagram
Sport I'd play if it wasn't volleyball: Tennis
What makes volleyball so special to me: I love that volleyball involves the entire team working together towards the same goal.
Favorite food: Smoothies
Favorite TV Show: 90210
How my teammates would describe me: Mostly weird but sometimes funny
Personal possession I couldn't live without: My iPhone
Advice that has stuck with me: "Give everything you do 100% of your focus and effort, and you are guaranteed to succeed."