jadyn mccartney junior I outside hitter I chadron, nebraska
Get to know jadyn
WHAT MAKES YOU LOVE NORTHERN COLORADO VOLLEYBALL? WHY DID YOU CHOOSE UNC?
I love UNC volleyball because it is a strong built program that has high expectations of their players. There are so many people that work hard to make our program great. I chose UNC because of the competitive volleyball atmosphere, location and because of the amazing girls on the team!
DO YOU LIKE ANIMALS, IF SO DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE?
I like animals (not love 😊) but my favorite animal is either a sea turtle or a horse.
IF YOU HAD A SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? WHAT WOULD YOUR SUPERHERO NAME BE?
If I had a superpower I would have the power to see into the future. I am kind of an anxious person, so I like to see what is ahead of me. My superpower would be called “future time travel.”
WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING VOLLEYBALL MEMORY?
My most embarrassing volleyball memory is probably going up to approach a ball and completely missing while falling down on my knees on my first day of practice as a freshman in high school.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL MEMORY?
My favorite volleyball memory is being at Sacramento my freshman year when our suitcases started rolling out of our moving van in the middle of the road and I had to get them back into the van while a man was taunting me.
WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS IN LIFE AND WHY?
My role models in my life are my father, Michael Jordan, and Jordan Larson. My father is my role model because has taught me to be strong, be competitive, and has shaped me into the person/player that I am today. I have always admired stars like Michael Jordan and Jordan Larson. I am a huge basketball fan as well as volleyball, so I looked up to Michael as a tremendous player in his time. Jordan played for my home state (the Huskers) and is a great role model for younger players like me.
WHAT IS YOUR NICKNAME? HOW’D YOU GET IT?
MY NICKNAME IS EITHER JMAC, MC, OR JA. I HAVE JUST ACQUIRED THESE NICKNAMES FROM DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND THEY ARE JUST SHORT FOR MY FIRST AND/OR MY LAST NAME.
Who or what inspired you to play volleyball?
I was inspired by my mother and friends to play volleyball, and I always wanted to try it out since my mother’s favorite sport was volleyball. As I grew older, I was inspired by many other people to keep playing throughout my career and I fell in love with the game.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A DINNER PARTY WITH ANYONE (PAST OR PRESENT), WHO ARE THREE PEOPLE YOU’D INVITE?
I would invite John Cook, Geno Auriemma, and Michael Jordan.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
If I could live anywhere, I would live in either Ireland or Canada.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of volleyball in Greeley/Colorado?
My favorite thing to do outside of volleyball in Colorado is visit downtown Denver and just take in the good food and pretty places. I also love to go hiking in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as visit Red Rocks AMPHITHEATre.
What major are you studying, why’d you choose it?
I am studying Elementary Education. I chose this major because I adore kids and I want to help others learn and grow as people. My emphasis is Special Education and I thoroughly enjoy it! I also went into education because I want to coach high school volleyball later on in life.