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    Athlete of the week: Dominique Lamb

    Dominique Lamb
    Dominique Lamb

    The The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with Arizona volleyball middle blocker Dominique Lamb yesterday to discuss her new personal records, her goals to become a nurse after college and what game show she’d like to see her head coach host.

    Wildcat: You set career highs in kills (21) and blocks (12) against No. 4 USC last Friday night. How’d that feel?

    Lamb: It feels pretty nice. It feels really good that I’m doing my job and helping out my team. That’s what I work hard for. I fight for my team.

    W: This is your fourth year as a starter, and you keep doing better as time progresses. You’re setting new career highs as a senior. What is it like getting better, even in your last year as a Wildcat?

    L: You’re supposed to grow every year, so I think what I’m doing is natural. This week (against Oregon State and No. 21 Oregon) or sometime soon, hopefully I’ll set another career high.

    W: You went to Chandler High School and you were born in Phoenix. What has it been like spending the last three-plus years in Tucson, only about two hours from home?

    L: This is the reason why I came here. It’s so close to home that my parents can come down; everybody who knows me can make the short drive to come down and support me. It’s really nice to see familiar faces.

    W: So what’s it like when you play ASU?

    L: When we play ASU, my entire family, my high school coaches and my entire high school team all come out and support me. I can’t get enough tickets (laughs).

    W: You want to be a nurse after college. Have you had any nursing experience yet?

    L: No, I haven’t, but I know a lot of people back home who work in nursing and in hospitals. Hopefully, once I get done here, in the summer I can go and shadow them or do some internships.

    W: Do you learn anything about the body from the team’s trainers?

    L: I love it. I’m always in there asking the trainers, “”What is this for? Why do you need to do this?”” I ask any question I can that can help me later on.

    W: What is your thought on male nurses?

    L: I don’t know. You do what you love doing, and if you love to be a nurse, then do it.

    W: What if your name is Gaylord Focker and you’re a male nurse, like the character from “”Meet the Parents””?

    L: (laughs) That’s kind of funny, actually.

    W: What’s your favorite band or musician?

    L: I can give you my favorite genre. I like gospel music and R&B. I like Kirk Franklin and Donny McClurkin for gospel and anybody and everybody for R&B.

    W: Is there any significance to your jersey number, 10?

    L: Nope. Just picked it. I like 10. I grew up playing on club teams as No. 1, and numbers change every year. I ended up with 10 my senior year of high school and stuck with it.

    W: If (UA head) coach Dave Rubio was the host of a game show or reality show, what would it be?

    L: Coach Rubio. Hmm. “”The Price is Right”” (laughs).

    W: Would he do a better job than Drew Carey?

    L: I think it would be funny.

    as told to Lance Madden

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