Ever since I watched the Nebraska Huskers play in the National Championship, (when I was 10 years old); I have had this dream to compete at the college level. As I have gotten older, I been thinking about this dream more seriously and working towards it more than ever. I have been playing volleyball for 6 years, and it has taught me the importance of sacrifice, work ethic and the importance of teamwork.
Over these 6 years, one thing that has taught me a lot about who I am as a person and an athlete; has been losing. Losing gives me a different perspective on not only who I am as a person/player, but also insight on the value of my teammates and the game as a whole. Learning how to persevere and keep competing within myself and help push my teammates through the rough spots, when the 'chips are down'; is irreplaceable. These moments show me what type of student-athlete I want to be now, and need to be in order to compete at the college level, both athletically and academically.
I am a 3 sport athlete. Playing 3 completely different sports; I have learned the importance of leadership, commitment and hard work; needed to a be an outstanding student-athlete. I use these learned skills both on and off the court, which is why, not only a good college match athletically is important to me, but a good fit academically is just as important. I believe, I have the talent in both athletics and academics, along with great leadership skills and the drive to succeed to be an asset to any program.