I am an incoming freshman who is a student first, then an athlete. I have been playing volleyball since the age of 10, I started with the city park & recreation program, I fell in love with the sport, the competitiveness and the overall health benefits that it provides me with. Since then, I have been training for the sport of volleyball non-stop, having started club volleyball at 11 yrs old. I will be going on my 4th straight season of playing club ball. The sport has already taught me to be ambitious, to handle adversity, leadership skills, to be gracious in defeat and in victory. Because of that, I have been captain twice for my volleyball team & selected as MVP in tournaments. I have been put in unfamiliar territory to play positions I don't normally play, such as setter, and I have been able to rise to the occasion, thus motivating me to work hard at being an all around volleyball player, whether my team needs me to cheer them on while I am benched or to come in clutch and play a position for a player that might be injured, that is who I am. I personally believe what sets me apart is that I know this isn't just about me, I represent the sport, the leagues, my community, the teams and teammates I play with, to which I take that responsibility very serious. So with that said, my collegiate aspirations are to earn my degree in sports medicine, and be able to come back after college graduation to serve my community. It is one of my goals as a student athlete to earn a volleyball scholarship, with hopes that I can pay it forward through the lessons and teachings I receive, to younger female athletes.