kortney lockey senior I outside hitter I eaton, colorado
Get to know kortney
WHAT MAKES YOU LOVE NORTHERN COLORADO VOLLEYBALL? WHY DID YOU CHOOSE UNC?
There are several things that make me love Northern Colorado Volleyball. But the thing I love most is that the people in this program care about us as individuals, not just athletes. This is one of the many reasons I chose to come to UNC, along with my family being so close.
DO YOU LIKE ANIMALS, IF SO DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE?
I love animals! My favorite animals are dogs, one in particular…Reggie, my Chihuahua.
IF YOU HAD A SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? WHAT WOULD YOUR SUPERHERO NAME BE?
If I had a superpower it would be transportation. With the snap of a finger, I would be able to go anywhere in the world at any given moment. My superhero name would "moving storm"…I don’t know, I found that online.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING VOLLEYBALL MEMORY?
Unfortunately, I have a lot of embarrassing volleyball memories. My most horrific one took place at Butler during my sophomore year. We were getting beat pretty good and coach decided to sub me in. When I went into the game, I hadn’t been paying attention on the bench like I should have been. I thought I was subbed into left front, but I was actually being subbed into left back. My setter through up the ball and I went up as a back row player and got the kill (of course it was easy because no body was blocking the back row player). I actually almost got away with it too, that is until I rotated up to left front and the ref realized he too had made a mistake.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL MEMORY?
My favorite volleyball memory ever was winning state my senior year of high school with my sister, Chelsey. My favorite college volleyball memory was the home-opener against UCF my junior year. It was an intense five-set match that we actually ended up losing, but it was the most competitive match I have ever played in.
WHAT IS YOUR NICKNAME? HOW’D YOU GET IT?
MY NICKNAME ON THE TEAM IS “KORTAR.” A LOT OF US ON THE TEAM LOVE THE NICKELODEON SHOW SPONGEBOB, AND IT COMES FROM ONE OF THOSE EPISODES.
WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS IN LIFE AND WHY?
My mom and dad are my role models in life for so many reasons. No amount of words could ever do the way I feel about them any justice. They have been the greatest support system I could have ever asked for. Someday I hope that I can be as good of a parent as they were to me.
Who or what inspired you to play volleyball?
I wouldn’t say that anyone inspired me to play volleyball; I would just say that I have always loved the game. I started playing club (year-round volleyball) when I was just nine years old.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A DINNER PARTY WITH ANYONE (PAST OR PRESENT), WHO ARE THREE PEOPLE YOU’D INVITE?
I WOULD INVITE KEVIN HART, JIM CARREY, AND WILL FERRELL TO MY DINNER PARTY…NOW THAT WOULD BE A FUN DINNER PARTY.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
If I could live anywhere in the world, I would probably pick Arizona. I hate the cold weather.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of volleyball in Greeley/Colorado?
My favorite thing to do outside of volleyball in Greeley is to write. I love to tell stories.
What major are you studying, why’d you choose it?
I am studying both journalism and economics. I want to be a news reporter someday, so there is my reasoning behind the journalism major. I chose to minor in economics because I believe a good reporter should understand the ways of the economy. Plus, there is a lot of information in economics that I believe all students need to learn.