Meet the Spartans: Emmy Virkus
Feb. 3, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team holds a 4-1 record so far into its 2014 schedule. In an attempt to "Meet the Spartans," msuspartans.com will feature a student-athlete every week throughout the season. Freshman Emmy Virkus (East Lansing, Mich.) is featured this week. Virkus tallied a 2-2 singles record during fall play. Prior to coming to MSU, Virkus was a four-year letterwinner at Haslett High School, earning three consecutive Division 3 All-State nominees, and compiled a high school singles record of 70-17.
Major: Journalism and advertising
Hometown: East Lansing, Mich.
Favorite part about your hometown: Being close to MSU
Reason for coming to MSU: I grew up a Spartan because I'm from here. Everyone in my family went here and because of tennis
Post-school plans: I'd like to go to grad school
How long have you been playing tennis: Almost 10 years
Favorite meal: Mac and cheese, caesar salad, and potatoes
Favorite movie: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
Favorite TV show as a kid: "Spongebob"
Favorite superhero: My mom
Favorite place to eat in East Lansing: Olive Garden
Favorite spot on campus: Football stadium area near the statue
Favorite class: JRN 108
What most people don't know about you: My elbow is double jointed so I can move it in cool ways
Biggest fear: Spiders and snakes
Hobbies: Write, hang out with friends, clean
Pregame ritual/superstitions: Listen to music and think happy thoughts
Pregame meal: Peanut butter and banana
If you could play doubles with anyone in the world, who would you play with: My cat, Beezlee
First thing you did when you woke up this morning: I worked out
Siblings: 3 brothers