April 21, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia volleyball team had some energetic and excited visitors last Tuesday morning, as three K4 classes from Athens Academy made their way to the Ramsey Center to see what a typical day was like for a Georgia volleyball player.
“Our student-athletes here at Georgia have an incredible schedule that includes an amazing amount of discipline to stay committed to their studies and their sport,” Head Coach Lizzy Stemke said. “It was fun to share that with some bright eyed kids that asked some pretty hilarious questions but also had a firsthand look into what our program strives to be.”
Stemke kicked things off by talking to the students about the Georgia volleyball program and what it is like to be a Georgia Bulldog.
Following the group meeting, the students spilt up into their K4 classes and went through three stations. The students were able to join Stemke for a tour of the team locker room and den in one station. Assistant Coach Josh Lauer took the kids to the video room where they watched some highlights from the 2012 season. In the last station, the kids were able to take it to the court where Assistant Coach Colleen Bayer and senior right side attacker Stacey Smith let the kids try out a few volleyball skills such as passing and attacking. The tour ended with closing remarks from Coach Stemke while kids sat on the same Georgia G that our volleyball team serves it up on game day. After a brief question and answer session, all the kids were huddled up for one great big Georgia cheer.
The classes also made a stop across the hall to visit the Gabrielsen Natatorium, where the NCAA National Championship Georgia swimming and diving teams compete, to meet Senior Associate Head Coach Harvey Humphries.
The volleyball team will also be participating in volleyball clinics for the Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department this week.
“There is so much pride in our community for the Georgia Red and Black and we love being a part of it,” added Stemke.