Aug. 27, 2010
Iowa volleyball fans will be able to follow members of the Hawkeye tennis team as they blog about the 2010 season. The Iowa student-athletes will discuss the Hawkeyes' upcoming matches, road trips and what it's like being a student-athlete at the University of Iowa. Junior Mallory Husz is this week's designated blogger.
IOWA CITY, IA - Hi Hawkeye fans! On behalf of the Iowa Volleyball team I would like to thank you all for your continued support throughout the years! I am happy to say that we had a very great preseason that just ended last weekend. We had a rigorous schedule of two-a-days and even survived one three-a-day. However, with great sacrifice comes great rewards and hopefully our hard work will pay off this weekend when we host our Hawkeye Challenge tournament!
Our first match is going tonight against Alabama, and we couldn't be more excited to play them. The morale on the team is great and we are all super positive. We are a new team from last year and like always we expect great things! We would love it if all of our fans would come out to watch and support us. We will be all signing autographs after the game.
As everyone knows, classes have started this week and we are adjusting to a new practice time than we have had in past years. The first day took some getting used to but we all looked great from there on out! It can be tough juggling classes and volleyball commitments, especially for incoming freshman. I'm proud to say that our stellar freshman class has been adapting great to the increased workload and the veterans are also doing well.
I am really excited about this season; I know that great things are bound to happen with this special group of girls. Again, we are all so thankful for the support we get from our fans, and we hope you can come cheer us on to some victories this weekend!