Summer Spotlight: Jordanne LeTourneau

June 4, 2010

IOWA CITY, IA – University of Iowa volleyball fans can get personal with their favorite Hawkeyes by checking out’s Summer Spotlight. The 2010 Hawkeyes understand the excitement that accompanies summer vacation – long days, trips to the pool, spending countless hours with friends – so they’re using the official website of the Iowa Hawkeyes to connect with their fans and share a little bit about themselves. Today’s Summer Spotlight is Jordanne LeTourneau, a sophomore pre-med major from McHenry, IL.

What was your favorite memory from the 2009 season?
“My favorite memory would be our first home game. It was incredible to be standing on the court in Carver with the lights dimmed and the announcer calling all the starters with the music and Herky. It made me realize how awesome it was to be a part of the team.”

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
“I am one of the most young at heart girls anyone will ever meet. I am absolutely infatuated with Disneyworld and I will be the next Tinkerbell that flies from the Magic Kingdom during the firework show.”

Why did you choose the University of Iowa and Iowa Volleyball?
“Iowa Volleyball portrayed such an amazing family atmosphere the moment I first met the whole team and coaching staff. Family is so important to me and to be provided with a second family while at school was something very special and I could not pass that up. I am so grateful to call my teammates family.”

Favorite Iowa volleyball player (past or present) to watch and why?
“I would have to say my teammate Becky Walters. Becky puts forth so much passion and fight in everything she does on and off the court. She truly cares about us all and has a heart of gold.”

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
“If I could travel anywhere it would be to Disneyworld. Disney is my favorite place and it is my dream to be Tinkerbell who flies across the Magic Kingdom every night during the firework show.”

Favorite thing about Iowa Volleyball Team?
“Our team is like family and we are all best friends. We have gone through so much together and this year I know that we are the closest teammates by far. Our chemistry is amazing.”

What super power would you most like to have? Why?
“I have always dreamed of flying and I know that I will soon. Good things come to those who wait.”

If you could play another sport in college what would it be and why?
“Basketball, because of the “I love basketball” YouTube video.”

Most played song (& by whom) on your iPod?
Alright by Darius Rucker.”

What is the best characteristic about you?
“I love to bring out the child in everyone because it shows their innocence and beauty.”

What is something you can’t live without? Why?
“I could never live without my family. They help me to always believe in magic and happiness. They have shaped me into the person I am today and I can always count on them to bring out the sunshine on a rainy day.”

Future plans after graduating from the University of Iowa?
“Whether it be by taking care of others in the hospital or just by paying it forward everyday somehow, I want to make a difference in this world and make it a happier place.”

Finish the sentence…
I play best when… my teammates and coaches push me to be better at every touch and every play.

The best thing about volleyball is… That it is a team sport. We all have to work together and every member of the team is one piece to a great puzzle.

I hope to be remembered in life for… happiness and smiles.

On day I will… Fly.