Emma Ahrens, an outside hitter who played her 18's season with TK Volleyball during our inaugural season, is making a huge impact both on and off the court at Wingate University where she is majoring in Biology with an intended minor in Psychology. She intends to go to medical school as a gynecologist to promote women's health, or possibly into reproductive sciences and focusing on research.
Her efforts haven't gone unnoticed and in fact, they're the focus of an article published at Wingate where her coach, Sheldon Collier, was so impressed he had this to say about her: "I'm always amazed and impressed with student-athletes like Emma, and some of the players we've had in the past who have such a heavy academic load and are able to manage it so well, even while playing championship level volleyball. She always has a bright and positive outlook which is inspiring to both coaches and teammates."
Emma is the personification of the "whole athlete" we want to build here at TK - athletes prepared not only to step on the court and play the game with 100% effort and gritty determination, but also prepared to step off the court and apply the same skill set to life.
Congrats Emma and we wish you nothing but success in the future!