Point Texas!

•November 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Jullian Faucett. Sha’Dare McNeal. Sydney Yugi. These young women have all left their mark as stars at the University of Texas and in the world of NCAA women’s volleyball. Volleyball at UT has spanned many years, since the early 1970s, and continues to succeed in producing all-star athletes and even better University of Texas graduates. Since the beginning of the program, UT has produced 31 All-American athletes, sent at player each year since 2000 to the U.S. American team, and has made it to a NCAA playoff series each year since 1982.
These stars not only face the pressure of performing to the standards of their coaching staff, fans, and to the expectations they have for themselves, but also have to find a way to balance that with the pressure of being a successful student at UT. But how does this work exactly? How is it the players have time do figure out both sides of being a student athlete? The UT coaching staff and players gave me a glimpse of what it means to be a part of the UT women’s volleyball team, and still figure out how to be successful in the classroom.