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Athlete of the Week: Tiffany Owens

Tiffany Owens, a senior outside hitter on the Arizona volleyball team, was named the Pacific 10 Conference Player of the Week for her performance over the weekend against Oregon State and Oregon. Against OSU, she recorded a career-high 32 kills on a .426 hitting percentage, and is UA’s leading scorer of the year with 295.5 points.

Daily Wildcat: How big of an honor is it to be named Pac-10 Player of the Week?

Tiffany Owens: Honestly, I’m happy for the award that I got, but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates. They all put in the same amount of work that I did in the game, so I couldn’t have done it without my teammates. They were right there to help me gain that award.

Was it nice to have the offense run through you against OSU?

I wouldn’t say nice, because it was hard, but it was an honor that they actually needed me to get through it. But it was tough.

What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?

Biggest surprise for me this year? I don’t know actually, that’s a good question. I don’t know if I have a biggest surprise this year. I guess I’d just have to say … no, I don’t know (laughs). I’m not big on surprises. I was going to say something like winning two games on the road, but we should be doing that anyway.

What’s your favorite on-court memory so far in your Arizona career?

(Laughs) Winning two games in a row on the road, because we haven’t done that since I’ve been here.

How do you want to be remembered by your coaching staff, teammates and fans?

I want them to remember me as a hard worker; when the game is on the line, they look at me to step up. I just want them to know that I’m a hard worker and a good player.

What’s your favorite off-the-court memory from the last few years?

It was actually this year, before the season started. We went to Prescott for a team retreat, and the seniors have to come up with a skit, so we came up with a scary movie type thing. So that’s the best thing that’s happened off the court.

What are you majoring in?

Family studies.

What are you planning on doing with that after school?

I’m trying to become a nurse, preferably a neo-natal nurse because I adore babies.

If you’re not playing volleyball or in class, what are you doing?

I’m either watching TV or sleeping (laughs).

What’s your favorite TV show?

My favorite TV show … I actually have two (laughs). I’m going to name “”The Steve Harvey Show”” and “”The Jamie Foxx Show.””

Who is your favorite music artist?

That’s a tough one. Favorite music artist … I’d say my favorite artist would have to be Ne-Yo.

Is there anybody you listen to that you might be a little embarrassed to admit?

Yes, actually. I listen to (laughs) there’s this video game … Super Mario 64, and there’s this theme song in one of the levels. It’s the water level, and it plays this nice relaxing, smooth-type song. So I listen to that and I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that (laughs).

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