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Over the next week, OhioBobcats.com will feature a 'Getting To Know' Q & A series on Ohio volleyball's four true freshmen -- middle blocker Dahlias Bouyer (Brownstown, Mich.), setter Vera Giacomazzi (San Vendemiano, Italy), middle blocker Tia Jimerson (Sugar Hill, Ga.) and libero Macy Reihing (Lexington, Ky.).
#19 Dahlias Bouyer
Who is your volleyball mentor or inspiration?
"One of my club directors my freshman year (of high school). They kind of helped me throughout the process and got me to where I am now."
What motivates you?
"Just wanting to succeed and not fail."
What is your volleyball mindset?
"Championships. Winning is the focus."
Why do you play volleyball?
"It's very aggressive. I love it. It's a team sport, so I enjoy working together."
What is your proudest volleyball moment or memory?
"Winning a league championship for the first time in my high school's history. They never did that, so it was cool getting to be a part of that."
When you hear Ohio volleyball, what do you think?
"I think about being on top. Nobody can beat them."
What do you like about Ohio University and/or Athens?
"I love the college town feel. Basically, you're famous. Everyone knows you, and I like that."
What is your impression of Bobcat volleyball fans?
"I love the atmosphere. I like how they have a lot of pride in the team."