Athens, OH 13 October 2019 –
One thing that I really like about Ohio University is the recreational opportunities it provides. There is a lot of hiking trails, lakes, and other land open to the public very close to OU. Not only that, there are the sand volleyball courts, frisbee golf course, and basketball course.
In my sophomore year I found a group of fellow engineering students that really enjoyed playing volleyball together on the sand courts. We definitely are NOT pros by any means, but we just enjoyed playing and hanging out after class.
The Russ College has its own volleyball tournament every year that is usually held in the spring. My friends and I decided to enter. Everyone was there to have fun, but the competition was actually pretty intense. We worked our way through the tournament to the championship game.
I was the only computer engineer on a team of mostly chemical engineers. We were facing the team Steel Bridge from the Civil Engineering Department. Each team was playing to win bragging right for their college. The game was super fun and came down to the wire in the last set. We somehow managed to win.
I am definitely glad I decided to first just go ask if I could join in on a game of sand volleyball. I ended up making some great friends and having a great time.