Behind the V: Vicki Spina

Jan. 29, 2014

Although she doesn't wear a jersey or basketball shoes, Vicki Spina plays a key role for the Vanderbilt women's basketball team on a daily basis. Spina is an administrative assistant, and manages the day-to-day operations of the women's basketball office. Spina, a native of Fox Lake, Ill., is now in her 18th season with the Vanderbilt program, and is in charge of coordinating head coach Melanie Balcomb's schedule. Here's a few things you might not know about Spina.

Spina Actress most likely to play you in a movie?
Candice Bergen (aka Murphy Brown). People say I look like her.

Name someone who has impacted your life.
Jackie, a friend of mine, overcame breast cancer and showed an incredible outlook and attitude. She made me realize that anything in life can be accomplished.

Favorite food/movie/song?
For food, it's a tie between my husband's pasta or a good cheeseburger. My favorite movie is My Cousin Vinny, and favorite song is "Everlong" by Foo Fighters.

If you had a time machine, what year would you travel to?
2014. There is no time like the present.

Do you have any pets?
A handful of dogs, including a Jack Russell, Pug, Chocolate Lab, St. Bernard and "Brug" (Brussels Griffon/Pug mix)

What will you be doing 10 years from now?
Hopefully enjoying life to the fullest as I am today. And that goes for whether I'm retired or working.

Behind the V Archive
Women's Tennis: Lauren Mira
Swimming: Elly Faulkner
Associate Director: Lori Alexander
Baseball: Drew Fann
Swimming: Chrissy Oberg
Men's Basketball: Garry Christopher
Women's Golf: Rene Sobolewski
Bowling: Nicole Mosesso
Ticket Office: Eric Jones
Compliance: George Midgett



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