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Meet the Spartans: Julianne Gruber

Gruber has tallied a 4-2 doubles record during the fall schedule.

Dec. 10, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team will begin their 2014 spring schedule in just over a month. In an attempt to "Meet the Spartans," will feature a student-athlete every week leading up to and then continuing throughout the season. Junior Julianne Gruber (Palm Harbor, Fla.) is featured this week. Gruber posted a 4-3 singles and a 4-2 doubles record during the 2013 fall schedule. She teamed with sophomore Emily Meyers to advance to the round of 32 at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship. During her sophomore campaign, she tallied a singles record of 6-2 and a doubles record of 15-7.

Year: Junior

Major: Human Development and Family Studies

Hometown: Palm Harbor, Fla.

Favorite part about your hometown: All the beaches and outdoor activities

Reason for coming to MSU: Besides playing tennis, I wanted to go somewhere in the Big Ten because I thought it was a good conference. I wanted to leave where I lived and try something new.

Post-school plans: I think I'm going to go back to Florida. I'm not 100 percent sure on what my career is going to be, but my major is HDFS.

How long have you been playing tennis: 9 years

Favorite meal: Chipotle

Favorite movie: "The Notebook"

Favorite TV show as a kid: "Big Comfy Couch"

Favorite superhero: Superman

Favorite place to eat in East Lansing: Chipotle

Favorite spot on campus: Anywhere on the Red Cedar

Favorite class: My HDFS classes

Favorite quote from Coach Jardim: "Fight"

Nicknames: Jules and Grubs

Hidden talent/what most people don't know about you: I can waterski

Biggest fear: Dark

Hobbies: Fishing

Pregame meal: Bagels



Most played song on iPod: Anything Florida Georgia Line

If you could play doubles with anyone in the world, who would you play with: Martina Hingis

First thing you did when you woke up this morning: Drank coffee and watched Netflix

Siblings: one brother

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