Improve Your Volleyball.com interviews inspiring University of Houston
volleyball player Katie Norris.
"I don't really think there is anything that makes me more special than
anybody else on the team. I find myself extremely privileged and
blessed to be able to play for this team and to be able to do what I
know how to do to help make U of H a successful volleyball program."
"I'd definitely say that the things that help me to play my best are my
teammates and coaches. Without them, I would not be able to get
better as a player and I would not have had the opportunities that I
The girls on the team are great and we're always pushing
each other to be better so I would definitely say that they are the
most important thing that help to make me a better player."
"There are a lot of pre-game habits and superstitions that girls have in
this sport. But for me, things are pretty simple. The most
superstitious thing that I do before a game is straighten my hair.
I know it sounds silly, but ever since I have gotten into college I have
straightened my hair before every game I have played in. As for the
team, we always like to listen to some music and dance before we go
out for warmups.
And in warmups we always do things the same way and next to the
"In the past, my number one reason for playing well was for my team.
They always pushed me to do my best and I did not want to let them
down. And although that is a very important reason for me to play
well, I now have another inspiration for my performance.
I always want to go out and play my best for my daughter. She is the
most important thing in my life to me and without her I would not be
playing here today.
So, when I go out on the court to play I always have her in the back of
The Cougars opened C-USA play with a 3-0 record for the first time
since 2007, defeating Rice, Southern Miss and Tulane.
Norris established a .323 hitting efficiency with 39 kills on 96 attempts
with only eight errors in 12 sets played.
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