Rachel Koop, UNI Volleyball senior – mic’d up

Rachel Koop, UNI Volleyball senior – mic’d up

Last year Rachel Koop
led the Panthers to the Missouri Valley Conference
Championship and NCAA Tournament while earning
first team all-conference honors. Now she is in her senior
year of Volleyball while pursuing a master’s degree
in Postsecondary Education student affairs. Here she is mic’d up at a
Panther Volleyball camp this Summer. We are going to do
everyone’s favorite movement. It is why you wear knee
pads in volleyball. It is diving. The lower you are the less
you have to fall and it won’t hurt. Alright? So, bend low, step,
bump, and slide. Good! Alright, let’s do one more
and see who can slide the farthest. And we are going to step
with the left leg now. Bump it and onto
our hip and slide. What way feels better? Left? That way? OK, now I’m going to
tell you what way to go. Alright, up quick and
to the right again. Oh! Hey, you got
both balls up. Good. You are back! Yeah. I like your bun so cute. It is for Santa. It is a live stream to the
north pole and this is a microphone so he knows
when you don’t say mine when you pass it. Mine. Mine. Don’t pass it like that. So we want the ball at the
net so you can throw it to your partner. Go ahead, make sure you
are calling “mine” really loud. Good throw. Good Job. Nice set. Good. Get those knees low. We want to be
able to move. Left or righty? Couldn’t remember? Good. Good memory. You have to make sure your
partner is looking or you will hit her in the face. There you go. Nice. Right to target. But it was on your wrist. Make sure we are calling
mine really loud and we move our feet to the ball. Good. No, you didn’t call mine
so you are still going to do base release and then
you can go back and she can hit it. Ready. This better be perfect. That was a great bump. But you didn’t call mine. And you hit it way far. Ohh! You want to keep
it on our side. Did you know that four
UNI student athletes were honored as Academic
All-Americans last year? This is an incredible
accomplishment for each student, the athletic
department, and the entire University. Brad Wells has the story. Marcus Weymiller was
named a 1st team Academic All-American by CoSIDA. Weymiller led the Panthers
in rushing yards and touchdowns, has a 3.97 GPA in Public
Administration & Political Science and was awarded
the prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship. Two UNI swimmers were
named to the College Swimming & Diving Coaches
Association Honorable Mention Scholar
All-America teams for the second time in
their careers. Katie Taylor, as a junior,
earned MVC Titles in the 200 backstroke and the 200
IM, while having a 3.97 GPA, majoring in Finance. Crystal Florman, a senior,
held a 3.83 GPA as a Leisure, Youth & Human
Services major, and was named the MVC Swimmer of
the Year after claiming conference titles in
three individual events. After a third team honor
in 2018, UNI Track & Field’s Alex Jackson
earned First team Google Cloud Academic All-
-American honors carrying a 4.0 GPA in Biology, and
scored team points at the MVC Championships during
both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Still to come on this
edition of PST, we get a season preview of the
defensive unit for the football team, recap a
fun- -filled 10-day trip to Italy with the men’s
basketball program, and more with Mark Farley. This is PST

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