CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - UNC volleyball will hold its senior day on Nov. 17, and leading up to the match against Virginia, GoHeels.com will profile each of the four Tar Heel seniors. This profile gives an inside look on Cora Harms, a setter from Placerville, Calif.
Harms has played in 88 of Carolina's 92 sets this season, starting 23 of the Tar Heels' 24 matches. She leads the team and ranks seventh in the ACC with 702 assists, averaging 7.98/set. Harms is inching close to 3,000 assists in her career at UNC, tallying 2,929 so far.
"Cora has been an impact from the first day of her freshman year with her competitiveness and athleticism," UNC head coach Joe Sagula said. "She is not only one of our best defenders, but has run our team's offense as a dynamic setter. This has made her a winner for our program both on and off the court."
Q&A with Cora Harms:
GoHeels.com: When and how did you begin playing volleyball?
Cora Harms: I started playing competitive volleyball when I was 11. I started because my three older sisters played, and my mom coached, so I was around volleyball a lot since I was born.
GH: What has been the most memorable match of your career at Carolina, and why?
CH: I think it's a tie between three matches: Sophomore year when we played FSU at home and beat them in five in a very exciting match, beating Cal in the first round of the NCAA tournament last year, and beating Duke at home freshman year during Late Night with Roy in front of thousands of people.
GH: What would you like to accomplish in these final two months of your senior season?
CH: I would love to be an ACC champ and make it further in the NCAA tournament than we have since I've been here.
GH: Looking back on your career as a Tar Heel, what advice do you have for your younger teammates?
CH: To appreciate the Carolina volleyball family and the time you have here, because I know everyone says it, but it really is over before you know it.
GH: Where do you see yourself next year, and how has UNC prepared you for that?
CH: I would like to go to grad school. UNC has prepared me with good time management and skills to handle the workload of a grad school program.
GH: Name three things left on your "bucket list" of things to do before you graduate.
- Go to every restaurant on Franklin Street.
- Go to the top of the bell tower.
- Go to a lecture that isn't my class out of the blue.
GH: What's one of your hidden talents?
GH: In one word, describe your four seasons at North Carolina.CH: Epic.