Volleyball, definitley a team sport

The women’s athletes have to be mentally and physically sharp. The game takes teamwork more than any other sport I know. Jasmine Terry and Shelby Crncic took time out of their day to sit down and tell me about playing the game and learning to play together. One of the biggest challenges that they faced was bonding with other young ladies who were from different backgrounds, personalities, and places that they were used to. Team work is essential t winning in volley ball according to both players and I was glad that they teamed up to give me an interview.

Click the video to see what the players had to say.

#10 Jasmine Terry
The 6’2″ senior from Pearland Texas, outside hitter from Pearland Texas is a transfer from the University of Texas. During her high school career Terry was named All-District first team as a senior and second team as a sophomore.
2011: Played in 30 matches during her senior junior and finished second on the team with 314 kills … finished the season with 2.73 kills per set average which ranked second on the team … posted a career-high .611 attacking against FAU on Oct. 23 … tied a career-high six blocks against Samford on Sept. 18 … finished second on the team with 81 blocks including 10 solo blocks … was named SBC Player of the Week on Nov. 14 after registering 29 kills and a .521 attacking percentage against Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe.
2010: Saw action in all 29 matches during her first year at A-State … ranked second on the team with 267 kills, including 15 double-digit performances … posted a season-high 18 kills in ASU’s 3-1 victory at Troy … tied for second among Red Wolves with 60 total blocks, including a team-high 13 solo stops … named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
#9 Shelby Crncic
The 5’4″Junior from Terre Haute, Ind. Plays the position of Defensive Specialist. In Crncic’a high school career Crncic was a Four-year starter at Terre Haute South Vigo High School … won sectionals as a sophomore and junior … member of the National Honor Society … coached by Steve Beeler.

2011: Served primarily as a defensive specialist for the Red Wolves during her sophomore season … saw action in 28 matches and totalted 139 digs on the season … added 18 service aces and 16 assists … recorded a season-high 12 digs against FIU … named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
2010: Saw action in 27 matches as a true freshman, totaling 138 digs on the year … posted a season-high 13 digs twice on the road against South Alabama and UALR … ranked third on the team with 18 service aces, including a season-high four vs. Samford … also added eight assists and two kills … named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Here are some interesting links on College Women’s volleyball;
http://www.ncaa.com/sports/volleyball-women/d1
http://www.astateredwolves.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=35045&SPID=2743&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=7200&ATCLID=204979387&Q_SEASON=2012
http://www.astateredwolves.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=35045&SPID=2743&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=7200&ATCLID=204979347&Q_SEASON=2012
http://volleyball.about.com/od/volleyball101/a/RuleDiffs.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volleyball
http://www.volleyball.com/rules.aspx

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Astate Golf DESERVES more credit

Quick question for you, is golf a tough sport? Does it require a lot of practice? On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the toughest how tough is golf to you? Well, I took a personal tour with Arkansas State University golfers Seth Garner and Josh Alford, and I must say that it is not as simple as people may think. It requires being able to judge distances quickly, reading greens and speeds, judging wind speeds, and a ton of other factors. The main factor that I dealt with when I golfed with them is the weather conditions. It was cold and kinda gloomy outside but yet there they were practicing in it and doing a great job of making the adjustments. In a personal opinion, golf may be the most difficult sport that is played as it requires major discipline, consistency, and mental toughness. Golf can be the most frustrating game but also the most rewarding. Golf is also the sport to where if you can hit just one good shot, then you are immediately hooked.

Josh and Seth both admit that although the University is getting better with support with all sports that they still would like a little bit more. The football team is doing very well this season due to the amount of practice and time that they have put in, but Josh and Seth both stated that they work just as hard to bring success to the name across their chest and that is Arkansas State University

PETER HASIK

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Sophomore Rugby Player

I had an opportunity to set down with Peter Hasik who is current recovering from a shoulder surgery to get his thoughts on the upcoming 15’s Rugby season.

Me: How’s the shoulder holding up?

Peter: “Shoulder is slowly getting better. I’m trying not to overdo it and hoping just to get back to a point where I can lift weights again. I haven’t been attending practice lately because I’m afraid I’d do something to reinjure it.”

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Me: What are your thoughts on upcoming 15’s season in the spring?

Peter: “I hoping the team can carry the success over from the 7’s season. Obviously winning the title means a lot and we’re just hoping to keep riding that success.”

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Me: What do you feel will be some of the biggest obstacles moving into the spring season?

Peter: “Coach Huckabe stepping down is going to be a big loss. He was really good, very outgoing and really knew how to get the best out of his players. I think Coach Houser is more than capable of continuing the success though. Houser was a great understudy for Coach Huckabe. He demands your respect by the way he coaches and he doesn’t accept mediocrity. It’s kinda his way or the highway”