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Player Profile: Nerissa Moravec
August 02, 2017
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The UCF volleyball team heads into its 10th season under head coach Todd Dagenais. Leading into preseason camp, UCFKnights.com will provide player profiles on the 16 student-athletes wearing the Black and Gold this season.

Nerissa Moravec
6-2 | MB | R-Fr.
Lincoln, Neb.
Major: Elementary Education

Why did I choose UCF?

NM: I wanted to go out of state so I could experience different cultures. They also have a great teaching academy, which will help my major.

How do you want people to remember you at UCF?
NM: As the crazy girl who's super friendly and always has a smile on her face, but can also play with passion and intensity when necessary.

What is your favorite thing about campus?
NM: I love how all the athletes live with each other. We're able to socialize with people from other sports who we might not meet if we didn't live in the same building since we're always on the go. We have game nights all the time!

What is your best UCF memory?
NM: We had a lip-syncing competition within our team and the coaches were the judges. My group did Who Let the Dogs out and our choreography was all original and on point. It's safe to say we nailed it.

Something people might be surprised to know about you?
NM: I was actually quiet and more reserved until I went to a different middle school than all my friends and had to force myself out of my shell to make new friends. Now I'm very outgoing and I love meeting new people!

What are your career aspirations?
NM: I'm working towards being an elementary school teacher because I love working with kids. Sometimes it takes patience, but I love how they're so curious about the world and willing to try new things.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
NM: Painting is my favorite free time activity! I've always loved painting with vibrant colors and expressing my imagination. I have a whole art wall in my dorm of things I've made or people have given to me that continues to grow.

What is the best advice you've ever received?
NM: To be independent and take initiative in life and my athletics because I can control myself, but I can't control other people. Putting in work out of season and off the court makes the biggest difference.

What is your favorite sport other than Volleyball?
NM: I did Track & Field in high school which helped develop me into a well rounded-athlete. My speed and endurance from track really prepared me for college volleyball.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
NM: It annoys me when athletes don't give their full effort. Like why waste your time when you could be improving and trying new things. You don't know what you're capable of until you get out of your comfort zone.

UCF Volleyball hits the court for its 10th season under head coach Todd Dagenais. Don't miss a single minute of action at The Venue. Visit UCFKnights.com or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information.

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