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," msuspartans.com 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.
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
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