Oct. 13, 2004
WEST, Texas - Junior Maggie Chlebana and freshmen Heather Marcus and Amanda Modglin, members of Baylor's volleyball team, visited students from the seventh and eighth-grade girls' volleyball teams Tuesday at West Middle School.
The three athletes spoke to 70 students about working hard to balance school with volleyball and how to become a well-rounded athlete.
They told the young athletes how important it is to be respectful to each other and to their coaches. Modglin mentioned that her high school coaches were key to her success with the Baylor athletic program. The girls also stressed making good grades, staying in school and having goals beyond sports.
"If you set your goals now and stay on the right path," Chlebana said, "then you will have success in the future."
Chlebana, Marcus and Modglin taught warm-up drills and "pepper", a volleyball drill between three players.
The three Baylor athletes had the students yelling "Sic `em, Bears" and asking questions until the bell rang to dismiss them. The school visit is just one example of how Baylor athletes reach out to our next generation of athletes.