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Getting to Know Quinci Hayward

Quinci Hayward

Oct. 25, 2012

Quinci Hayward is the tallest volleyball player to ever play at Southern Miss. The 6'5" freshman has in 80 sets and recorded 133 kills. She tallied a season-high 13 kills against East Carolina. The Slidell, La., native played at Slidell High School where she was a four-year letterwinner. While at Slidell HS, she recorded a season-high 36 kills in a match against Northshore High School.

Full Name: Quinci Denee Hayward

Nickname(s): Quinc or Que

Birthdate: Sept. 27

Major(s): Broadcast Journalism (minoring in graphic advertisement)

Family members (parents + include ages with siblings): Tenna Cooper and Albert Hayward

Hobbies/Interests: Volleyball

Do you do any volunteer activities? If yes, what? No

Are you involved in any organizations or honor societies on campus? No

Why did you choose Southern Miss? I like to think that Southern Miss chose me. From the moment I walked in to the Coliseum two years ago I felt at home.


Athlete:  Drew Brees
            Movie: Mulan
            TV show: Basketball Wives
            Sports team: New Orleans Saints
            Food:  Pizza & burritos
            Place on campus: Coliseum
            Cartoon character: SpongeBob Square Pants
            Vacation spot: Florida
            Volleyball player: Misty May-Treanor

First started volleyball (age/grade): 11 years-old/ 7th grade

Most memorable match: Playing against our rival junior high in 8th grade, when I got my first kill!

My favorite thing about Southern Miss Volleyball are: My teammates

The best thing about Hattiesburg is: The University of Southern Miss (OF COURSE)

My idea of happiness is: Something that never ceases to add or multiply to your life, when others try to divide or subtract from it

My role models are: My Mother

What talent would you like to have? The ability to sing

Fantasy job/career: Talk Show Host

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Become famous

If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: The culture

The most unusual thing the average person would not know about me is: I snort when I laugh

I can't live without: Music

Greatest invention of the last 100 years: the iPhone

What is your greatest fear? Falling down the steps of coliseum face first

What is your greatest achievement or regret? Receiving a full scholarship Volleyball to a 4-year university

Which fictional or historical figure would you like to meet? Oprah

Most famous person I've met: Lil' Romeo

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? The ability to see the near future

If you were Coach Sutherland for a day, what would you do? I would allow the team to drink sweet tea

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