Cullowhee, N.C. With just four days remaining until the Western Carolina volleyball team hosts Anderson in an exhibition match at the Ramsey Center on Monday at 6 p.m., the team held an intrasquad scrimmage at practice Thursday afternoon.  


The Catamounts are scheduled to open the 2019 season next Friday against Georgia State and will also face Fordham and Lamar in the season-opening tournament.


In the fourth of the Catamount volleyball series, #CatamountCountry is being introduced to Johnna Robinson, a freshman middle blocker from Calera, Ala.


Name: Johnna Robinson


Major: Mechanical Engineering


What is your nickname?

Robinson: John

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Robinson: Vanilla.


What is your favorite animal at the zoo?

Robinson: Baby Monkey.


Which team do you pick in Madden?

Robinson: Dallas Cowboys.


What is your favorite off-season activity?

Robinson: Shopping.


If you were a superhero, what powers would you want
: Ability to Fly.


What is your favorite holiday?
: My birthday.


Which teammate make you laugh the most?

Robinson: Brooklyn Poling


What celebrity would you most like to meet?

Robinson: Barack Obama.


Three positive words your teammates would use to describe you as a person:
: Loving, Funny, Hardworking.


What motivates you to work hard?

Robinson: End goal (success).


What is something you always love doing, even when you are tired or rushed?

Robinson: Watching Netflix.


Who is the most important person in your life?
: My mom.


As a kid, what did you want to be when grew up?
: A lawyer.


What was the best advice you were ever given?

Robinson: “Never give up”


What position do you play – and what is the one key thing to know about playing that position?
Middle blocker – ball, setter, ball, hitter.


One major goal for the 2019 season?

Robinson: Win!


What made you choose Western Carolina University?
Home atmosphere.

What has been your favorite class to take at WCU?

Robinson: Health and Wellness.


What’s the most challenging thing about being a student-athlete at Western Carolina?
: Being very busy.


What does #CatamountCountry mean to you?

Robinson: Home.


What message would you like to send to the Catamount Nation?
Stay positive.