In the Hot Seat with Tristen Dye

Senior Tristen Dye is in her fourth season with the Northern Kentucky University Volleyball Team. She is an outside hitter and has entered this season with 913 career kills.

Last year she was named All-GLVC first team and earned ESPN the Magazine All-Academic Team honors. Dye is an accounting major from Millersburg, Ohio.

What is the one thing you need when you go on the road?

My iPod.

What’s in heavy rotation in your iPod right now?

Kenny Chesney – “Never Wanted Nothing More.”

Do you do any rituals before a game?

Listen to music.

What did you do when you heard you earned ESPN the Magazine All-Academic Team honors?

I was completely surprised. Jane Meier (athletic director) told me.

If you could change one rule in volleyball, what would it be?

I would want any person to attack from the front row.

When do you think you’ll reach the 1,000 plus career kills?

I don’t think about it too much. I try to play and focus on the game, and that will hopefully come.

What are some personal goals you have set for your senior year?

I want to have my hitting percentage higher than last year, and I want my serve to be more aggressive and, because of that, more aces.

How do you want to be remembered at this school and in the volleyball program?

I want to be remembered as a great all-around student-athlete and person.

What would you say to anyone who wants to play NKU volleyball?

Make sure you’re willing to learn and change because NKU volleyball is a different kind of volleyball than what you’re used to playing.

What do you want to do after college?

I am planning on accepting a job at a public accounting firm.

What’s some of the best advice you were given?

When your coach is yelling at you, it’s a good thing. He’s pushing you to be better. When he’s ignoring you, that’s when you need to worry.

How do you see this season going?

We’ll definitely go further than last year. We have more experience, more drive and we’re ready for the challenge. I see us doing very well.