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Getting to know Shelby Russell

Shelby Russell
Shelby Russell comes to Southern Miss following standout career at Niceville High School where she was a four-year letterwinner. She was voted her team's captain. Russell was named Big School All-Sports Association NWF Daily News Player of the Year while earning Niceville High School Most Valuable Player. She was a Subway High School All-Star and helped her team capture three district and one regional championship.

Russell, one of nine freshmen, will play in the libero/defensive specialist position.

Full Name: Shelby Elizabeth Russell

Name as you want it to appear: Shelby Russell

Birthdate: 6/21

Major(s): premed

Family members (parents + include ages with siblings): mom: Debbie Russell, dad: Robert Russell, brother: Robbie Russell

Family members who competed in college or professional athletics (where and when): Mom at Penn State University in basketball.

Hobbies/Interests: volleyball, running, working with children, beach

Are you involved in any organizations or honor societies on campus? FCA

Why did you choose Southern Miss? It was the right choice for me, and I loved the campus and what the university offered.

Favorites	Athlete: Kerri Walsh
		Movie: The Help
		TV show: One Tree Hill
		Sports team: Penn state
		Food: Cheese
		Place on campus: the football stadium
		Cartoon character:  Minnie Mouse
		Volleyball player:  Kerri Walsh

First started volleyball (age/grade): 6th grade/11

Most memorable match: Beating Leon in regional finals to go to state final four

My favorite thing (s) about Southern Miss Volleyball is/are: All the girls and the friendships that form

Before each match I ... (do what): I always straighten my hair for volleyball matches

This summer, I did (What are you doing now? - classes, working, etc.): worked out, went to the beach, worked

The best thing about Hattiesburg is: The people

If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be ... (doing what): Going to school at FSU majoring in premed

My idea of happiness is: Being happy with who you are and happy with your life

My role models are: brother, mom, and dad

What talent would you like to have? Be able to dance!

Fantasy job/career: famous singer!

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: get married

Post-college/career plans: pediatrician or dermatologist

If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: my boyfriend!

The most unusual thing the average person would not know about me is: I can't live without: my family

Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Smart phones!!!

What is your greatest fear? Cock roaches

What is your greatest achievement or regret? So far it would be big school all area Player of the Year, and Homecoming Queen

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To read minds

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