Athlete of the Week Archive

April 20, 2011

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Athlete of the Week



Erin Kirby


What was the one thing that you enjoyed most about growing up in Evanston, Wyoming?
"The thing I liked most about Evanston is that it is a pretty small town. It made it easy to get to know a lot of people."

As a freshman, what were your expectations going into the conference meet? Did you expect to do as well as you did?
"I wasn't really sure how I was going to do. I was pretty nervous because I hadn't trained for track that long but I was hoping I would get my best times. I was shooting for a 55 in the 400 and ended up getting a 54, so I did better than I expected."

What is your favorite thing about the two sports you play, volleyball and track?
"My favorite thing about doing both sports is the experience that I am getting. I love the people on both teams and it is fun getting to spend time with them on trips and at practice."

What song do you listen to that pumps you up to compete?
"I don't really have one certain song that I listen to. Our volleyball team made a cd of a bunch of songs. We always listen to it and dance around in the locker room before we play."

What is your favorite thing about Laramie?
"My favorite thing about Laramie is the support we get for athletics! It makes playing that much more enjoyable. It is awesome to see the stands full of fans when we play!"

What do you enjoy doing most in your free time?
"In my free time I like to hang out with my friends and just have fun."

What is your favorite meal to cook?
"I like to cook desserts."

What nickname do you have and how did you get it?
"My volleyball coach calls me Kirbster. Not really sure why she calls me that. Only a few people on the team actually call me Erin."

Which hurdle event is your favorite to run?
"I like the 100 hurdles the best. That has been my favorite event since middle school, probably because my head coaches were always the hurdle coaches and so that was all I ever did at practice. The 100 hurdles is just a fun race."

If you could have one super power what would it be?
"I would like to go forward and backwards in time."

What sports do you enjoy watching the most?
"I watch volleyball and football the most, but I like watching just about everything."

What is your favorite movie?
"I have a lot of favorites because I can never just pick one. However, one of my favorites is We are Marshall."

If you could have any animal as a pet what would it be?
"It would be pretty sweet to have a white tiger!"

What is your favorite thing about college?
"My favorite thing about college so far has been the experiences that I am getting. I have traveled a ton since I have been here and have been able to see a lot of cool things. I just enjoy both the sports I am doing in general...both teams are close and it makes being here that much more enjoyable."

What is your favorite book?
"The Hunger Games"

Now that summer is near, what is your favorite summer activity?
"My favorite summer activity is going to the lake!"