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Meet the Spartans: Julianne Gruber

Julianne Gruber has played in every match so far for the Spartans, seeing time at the No. 5 and No. 6 singles position.

Feb. 15, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team will feature a student-athlete every week this spring in attempt to "Meet the Spartans". This week freshman Julianne Gruber (Palm Harbor, Fla.) sat down with to answer some questions about her favorite food and her experience so far at MSU. Gruber is 5-1 in singles play so far this season and has gone 4-0 at the No. 6 spot.

Name: Julianne Gruber

Nickname and why: Jules, Grubbs

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Palm Harbor, Florida

Major: Undecided

Best thing about being at MSU: To be able to say I'm a Spartan

Favorite class: Spanish

Favorite movie: The Notebook

Favorite food: Peanut butter

Favorite restaurant: Chipotle

Special talent: I can water-ski

Famous relatives: Franz Gruber - wrote Silent Night

Pets: Two cats

Siblings: One brother

What do you want to be when you grow up: Not sure

Most exotic place you have traveled to: Argentina

Dream vacation spot: Spain

Favorite musician or band: Pitbull

Song that gets you pumped up before a match: Anything upbeat

Reason you picked MSU: I heard a lot of good things about it and I wanted to go to a Big Ten school

Favorite TV show: Degrassi

If you could play a tennis match against anyone, who would it be and why: Kim Clijsters because I love her

Favorite celebrity: Steve Carrel

Favorite thing to do besides play tennis: Listen to music and shop

Favorite store to shop: Forever 21

If you were not playing tennis, what other sport would you be involved with: Basketball or track

Favorite spot on campus: Grand River

Favorite pro sport & team: Baseball, the Rays



Favorite match played at MSU: Doubles match against Iowa

Pre-game ritual: Listen to music

Anything else you want the world to know about you: I'm cold here. Freezing, actually. I don't know how to walk on ice.

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