2011-12 Basketball Season Thoughts – Megan Rahn

Megan Rahn, Senior

I am a senior at Meredith College preparing to graduate in May. I will graduate as a four year member of the Meredith Basketball team and a two year captain. Being a college athlete, whether it be at a Division I school or a Division III school, takes commitment, determination, and above all a love for the game.  In the last month of my career I spent a lot of time reflecting on my time, experiences, and relationships I have accumulated over the years. It’s extremely hard to explain to someone why I love being a part of my team so much, because unless you experience it…you will never know!

During a season you spend more time with your team than you will with your friends and your family, so you can’t help but admit that you have adopted a new family of 15. You lean on your teammates for the tough times and the good times. Through more bus rides than I can remember, to the most remote locations of Virginia you can imagine, my teammates have been there through the whole thing.

In my four years at Meredith I have made friendships that I know will last a lifetime but what is even more rewarding than any win in a basketball season is knowing that when I look back on my college years I will know that my team made it worth it. Through all the two-a-days, preseason workouts, fitness test, sprints, sweat, blood, tears, and smiles I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.

Megan Rahn, Senior

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2011 Volleyball Season Thoughts – Caroline Cobb

Caroline Cobb, Junior

What’s it like to have eleven sisters? How does it feel to live in a family of fourteen? It’s a place where laughs and hard work are plentiful and the fun is abundant. Most people know us as a sports team, but to those that know us well, we are a family.

Together we have traveled many journeys. Whether it be bus trips across Virginia or battles on the court, we have forged a path and made a name for ourselves. We have overcome injuries and struggles, but we have learned to shine in adversity. This season our team broke a record; Meredith Volleyball exceeded its highest number of wins in a season.

It’s hard to understand what makes hours of practice and commitment worth the sweat and pain. In the midst of sprints on the track and reps of weights in the gym, why do we work so hard? The feeling of victory is addictive; it’s the rallies that last and last, but end in a valiant dig by your defense and a kill by your best friend. I am part of a family where it doesn’t matter who makes the play, we all win the point.

Caroline Cobb, Junior

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