is enjoying some of the best success in its near 50 years of history. That success has come both on the playing field and in the classroom. That success does not happen without the hardwork and dedication of our 270-plus student-athletes.
However, there's more than just the classroom and playing field for our student-athletes and that's why every Wednesday VCUathletics.com will bring you a Getting to Know feature on one of our student-athletes.
This week, we chatted with junior Janelle Sykes of the VCU volleyball team and current secretary of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Sykes and the Rams are off to one of the best starts in school history, having won six straight and sit at 16-4 overall and a perfect 5-0 in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
Sykes recently sat down with VCU Center for Sports Leadership Graduate Assistant Zach Reynolds.
Here's your chance to Get to Know: Janelle Sykes.
ZR: Beyond sports, where do you see yourself in ten years?
ZR: What are your goals for the season?
ZR: What is your favorite athletic moment at VCU?
ZR: What is one thing many people do not know about you?
ZR: If you could be any fictional character, who would it be, and why?
ZR: Is there a professional athlete, or former player, whose skills you emulate?
Quick hits- Favorites
TV Show- Grey's Anatomy
Food- Steak & mashed potatoes
Place to eat in Richmond- The Blacksheep
Place to see in Richmond- The James River Canal Walk
Musical artist- That's hard to say. I pick a new favorite artist daily depending on my mood.
Pro Athlete- Michael Jordan
Pro Team- Pittsburgh Steelers
Sport (other than the one you play at VCU) - Basketball