Freshman volleyball player Brynn Bakula: Athlete of the Week

Freshman Brynn Bakula recently just hit a career milestone of 500 assists after the team’s home game against Osage where the Tigers won 21-7, and 21-12. 


For you, what was a highlight of your most recent competition?

A few weeks ago, Osage beat us at their home tournament, so a highlight for me was showing up and beating them at our Cedar Falls tournament on the 24th.

What makes your sport special and different?

It is a team sport which makes it great for meeting new people and making friends. It’s also a game full of action meaning each point is completely different from the next.

How long have you been into this sport, and what were the early days of your participation? 

I began playing volleyball in second grade by going to different camps but started playing on a club team in fourth grade.

How did/do you cope with any setbacks/losses you’ve experienced in your sport?

Volleyball is a very fast paced game, so I always try to focus on making the next point, practice, or game better than the last. It’s good to learn from mistakes, but I never try to dwell in them.

Do you have plans to play this sport after high school? 

I’m not sure where at yet, but, yes, I would love to play college volleyball. 

What has been a highlight for you/your team so far this season?

A highlight for me was definitely getting my 500th assist. Earlier this year, I had no clue I would be starting varsity, but now it’s great seeing how far my team and I have already come.

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