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Bump, Set, Spike: Freshman Hilary Eppink
Freshman Hilary Eppink
 
Freshman Hilary Eppink

Aug. 28, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - This is the fifth of five "Bump, Set, Spike" installments on UND.com to help Notre Dame fans get to know each of the newcomers to the Irish program this season. Freshman Hilary Eppink is one of two Indiana natives on the Notre Dame roster this season (joining fellow Indianapolis-area product Kim Kristoff).

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Why was Notre Dame a good fit for you to continue your education and athletic career?
Everything. It is the perfect balance of athletics and academics. Campus is really pretty, not too big, and everything just felt right about it.

What's your favorite spot on campus?
The Grotto.

When did you decide to attend Notre Dame?
Right after I visited, which was around Halloween of my junior year of high school. Once I left I decided that it was the right school for me.

Where does your competitive drive come from?
It's simple: I have to win. Both of my parents are hard workers, especially my dad.

If you could play a game of horse with anyone, who would it be?
Reggie Miller.

Who would win?
Me, for sure.

What's the difference between playing at Notre Dame than playing in high school?
The drills are more in-depth and the speed of the game is much faster. High school was a lot slower, simpler and it's not nearly as long.

What was going through your mind when you left home for Notre Dame?
I was really nervous and scared because I didn't know what to expect. But I was very excited and anxious. There were so many emotions going through my mind, but the excitement and anticipation got me pumped up.

If you could play one song on repeat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My serving song: "I will Never Let You Go" by Third Eye Blind.

How many times have you seen the movie "Rudy"?
Only twice. It came on t.v. soon after I moved into my dorm, and that was the first time I had watched it all the way through.

 

 

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August 26
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
August 27
12:30 PM
Cleveland State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
August 27
7:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 2
7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 3
12:30 PM
Howard
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 3
7:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 9
4:00 PM
Stony Brook
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 10
11:00 AM
San Diego State
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 10
7:00 PM
Rhode Island
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 16
11:30 AM
Maryland Eastern Shore
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 16
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 17
1:00 PM
DePaul
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 23
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 25
11:30 AM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
September 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 2
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 7
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
October 9
1:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)
October 14
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 16
1:00 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 21
7:00 PM
Pitt
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Fitzgerald Field House)
October 23
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
October 28
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 30
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 4
6:30 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Reynolds Gymnasium)
November 6
12:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
November 9
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
November 13
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 18
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Jervey Gym)
November 20
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (O'Keefe Gymnasium)
November 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 25
1:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
December 2
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 4
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 9
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 10
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 15
TBA
TBD
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
December 17
TBA
TBD
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

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