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Side Out w/ the Ladies: Levita Feaster
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Volleyball has always been an important aspect in my life. I have always had hopes and dreams of playing in college, and today I can say that those hopes and dreams have turned into reality. Even though I have been dreaming this since my first club team practice in the 6th grade I had always somehow forgotten about the academic part of this task until preseason practices were over and the first day of classes began.

So far in my college life I can say that I have found success, even though success may mean many different things to different people.  Success to me, at this point, means I am surviving. All my success in college I must contribute to my teammates because they  truly help me in every aspect of studying/academics, meeting new people, volleyball, and just always being there for me. I was scared to death of our first practice because I just knew I would mess up and they would instantly start questioning my abilities, and I would be known as the mistake on the team.

Practice came and went; I made my errors, but not once did they ever say anything negative or give me evil glares. However, they did tell me to relax because they could just see how nervous and tense I was. It was very reassuring and it helped me a lot. My teammates helped me out with my academics by sharing their past experiences, and teaching me certain teachers' tendencies which has pointed me in the right direction as to what I should allot most of my studying time to and what I can just skim over. 

I have come to think that I have ten big sisters here watching out for me, and just there for constant support no matter what I do or where I go. I am not saying that my team is perfect because we are far from it, or that we do not have our share of issues because we do, I am saying we are strong enough to recognize that, work through it, and know that togetherness off the court translates into togetherness on the court.

-Levita Feaster