LCU junior, Amy Edwards, is no stranger to LCU volleyball fans, making an impact during her freshman season for the Lady Chaps, claiming All-SAC (South Atlantic Conference) Honorable Mention honors for her performance on the court. Since then, she has claimed other honors such as All-Heartland Team Honors (2013), Hearland Hitter of the Week (2013), and was selected to the Capital One Academic All-American Divison II volleyball team (2014).
The Brock, TX native began playing volleyball in 7th grade and her passion for the game is what ultimately led her to LCU. However, that wasn’t all that made LCU special for her.
“I grew up in a small town, and I love the small community feel of LCU,” Amy said.
That small community feel also exists between Amy and her team. Not only does she spend countless hours preparing for games with her team, she has also found a support system she can turn to if she is ever in need.
“My coaches and my team are the best support system I could ever ask for. They are so encouraging on and off the court,” Amy said.
Volleyball has also opened a door for Amy to give back to the community. She serves as the president of LCU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). SAAC is required by the NCAA and asks that one student from each athletic team be chosen to serve. This year, the committee has gone above and beyond to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, exceeding the NCAA's required $600 and are close to raising the amount needed to grand two wishes on campus this year.
When asked what it was like to serve on the committee, Amy replied, “My favorite part of SAAC is the involvement I see with the student-athletes. They are always very excited about helping out around Lubbock. Each sports team has taken many hours out of their busy schedules to help serve the less fortunate and needy.”