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Athlete of the Week: Whitney Dosty

Whitney Dosty, a senior outside hitter on the Arizona volleyball team, has started the 2010 season on an offensive tear. Last weekend in the Wolf Pack Invitational, Dosty racked up 47 kills over three games, leading the Wildcats to a 2-1 record in the tournament and a 7-2 start to the season. The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with Dosty to talk about the season so far and about what songs she has on her iPod.

What would you say is the best moment you’ve had at Arizona?

I would say – I can’t think of a super-best moment. I always enjoy playing and being in games, but I think just being around teammates and hanging out with them outside of volleyball and on road trips. Those are some of the best times and memories.

What’s it like being one of the fan favorites here since you’re from Tucson and have always been around the Wildcats?

It’s fun having kids who grew up here seeing someone else from here doing well in their sport. I think it’s maybe a little motivation for them to get into sports and do what they want to do and know that it’s possible.

Did you always want to play here, or did it just fall into place?

It kind of just happened. I wasn’t against leaving here, but I wasn’t against staying. This ended up being the best place and it just kind of happened that it was in Tucson.

You’ve been on fire lately, what has been the biggest change?

Biggest change? Lately … I’ve been playing more consistently, so I think that adds to getting momentum to play better.

Was there something that you were actively focusing on improving, or did everything just click at once?

Maybe it just clicked all at once. I’ve been working on everything pretty diligently, so I think maybe it’s all coming together now.

If you had to choose one thing to take away from your four years at UA, what would it be?

Just – I don’t know – having some great memories. Enjoying the experience and so far I have.

So do you have a song on your iPod that’s embarrassing or you wouldn’t want anyone to know about?

(Laughs) If I didn’t want anyone to know about it, I wouldn’t tell you what it is. But I can’t think of one.

What do you think is the funniest movie you’ve seen?

Funniest Movie? I would say probably “”The Hangover””. Or “”Step Brothers”” – I really like “”Step Brothers””.

Are there any fun facts about you that people might not know?

I used to do ballet – I’m not sure if anyone knows that.

Do you have a nickname or something that people on the team call you?

Um … Candace (Nicholson) calls me Wittles. And the whole team – I don’t remember who started it – but they all call me Woo-Woo. So Woo-Woo and Wittles are about it (laughs).

Woo-Woo?

Yeah, Woo-Woo (laughs).

What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve done on a road trip?

I can’t think of a specific road trip, but recently we had like this funny little dance party in the locker room, and apparently I’m pretty ridiculous according to the people who have seen it (laughs). I really can’t think of anything ridiculous we’ve done on the road.

Is there anything the upperclassmen try to make freshmen do on the road?

They carry stuff – like all the manager equipment and what-not. That’s pretty much it though.

What’s your favorite thing about being a student-athlete here?

I think probably just getting all of the free gear and getting to travel a lot. You know, free protein bars and shakes every now and then (laughs). I don’t know, those are the biggest perks to me.

 

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