6 Questions With…Annikah Reimer, CMU Blazers Women’s volleyball, 1st year right side

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers are in second place in the 2021-22 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) women’s volleyball standings with a 6-3 record heading into the holiday break. The Blazers want to defend their conference title (won in 2019-20) and are scheduled to resume playing at home against Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars on Friday, Jan. 14 at 6 pm CT.

QUESTIONS:

1. Your goal for this season…And has it changed now?

Answer: To improve my game and to grow to love the game of volleyball even more (which will be hard because I already love it so much!). Oh, and to go to Nationals 😉

2. How difficult was it to return to conference play after year off due to COVID-19?

Answer: Skill wise it was challenging because my body was constantly sore and my mind was always running trying to remember all the abilities I could do before. But above anything, I was just excited to play!

3. Why did you choose volleyball as a sport?

Answer: My friends actually had to beg me to play so that my school could have a volleyball team in sixth grade. I really didn’t want to play. But that year I fell in love with the sport!

4. Who is the joker/fun person on your team?

Answer: Brooklyn De Jong is my dancing partner. Whenever I feel down I can just look at Brooklyn and she is either already dancing or we’ll start dancing together!

5. What are you listening to right now?…and/or pump up music?

Answer: Playing Rain Over Me by Pitbull and Right Round by FloRida is a deadly combination. Gets me singing and dancing every time!

6. Best social media/website to follow?

Answer: TikTok. I’m literally obsessed.

BONUS: Favourite TV show and/or movie?

Answer: I re-watch Pretty Little Liars every year. Definitely my favourite show!