Nov. 23, 2011
Each week GoStanford.com will sit down with a different member of the 2011 women's volleyball team. This week get to know senior Stephanie Browne.
GoStanford: What is the team working on this week to prepare for Cal?
SB: I think this week we are really going to be focusing on consistency, going hard on every play and really working together. We are not going to let any point go by without 100 percent effort.
GoStanford: How does it make you feel to know you will be playing in your final regular season match in Maples on Friday?
SB: I am really excited to be playing in my last match here, but it is really bittersweet. I don't really want to leave this place. It has been a wonderful career and I want to thank all of the fans for their support.
GoStanford: What is one of your favorite memories as a part of the Stanford women's volleyball team?
SB: I think beating Penn State last year at the Nike Big Four Classic in Florida was really awesome. The last time that team had lost was my freshman season when we beat them in preseason. Breaking their 109-match win streak so decisively was an awesome moment. That is probably what stands out the most to me.
GoStanford: What are your plans for your future after Stanford?
SB: Right now, I would like to play volleyball overseas, but I will just have to see how my body is doing after the season. I also would like to possibly go to law school or business school. I recently spoke with some of my teaching assistants in my sociology master's program here and they recommended that I pursue a Ph.D., so I may look into that as well.
GoStanford: What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
SB: I am going home for Thanksgiving. I am going to have a nice meal with my mom and dad, and we are hoping we will be able to catch my brother. Maybe we will try to Skype him in at the dinner table.
What is your favorite class that you are in right now?
I really like this class that I am taking right now called Economic Sociology. My professor is an icon in the field and it has been really interesting to put a sociological perspective on a lot of economical issues. I'm really enjoying it right now.
GoStanford: What do you think you are going to miss the most about Stanford when your time is up here?
SB: I think I am really going to miss the people. Stanford has been such a wonderful place for me both on the court and in the classroom. I've made so many wonderful friends and met so many great people. I don't really think there is anywhere else in the world that is quite like Stanford.