NJCAA Athletics with Grace

Segment #5 from Northeastern Junior College


Let’s meet Grace, who is from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and majors in sports management. She is on the volleyball team, one of 10 NJC AA sports programs here at Northeastern. The college is proud of the consistent recognition of their athletes on the NJC AA Scholastic Honor Roll, showing the focus on developing the full student-athlete. Serve it up, Grace.

– NJC on three, 1,2,3!

– NJC!

– Thanks, Alex. Hey, everyone. I’m so fortunate to be living my childhood dream, playing college volleyball here at NJC. I’m so passionate about this sport, and the competition level challenges me and my teammates every single day. The culture here at NJC is unlike anything you’ll ever experience. The comradery among the athletes from every sport generates excitement and makes you want to achieve your best on and off the court. My coaches care about education, pushing us to be scholar-athletes while also honing our volleyball skills. The faculty are flexible when we travel for games, and our local community hosts us for dinners and cheer at the games. The special part about this place is that athletes come here from all over the world to learn and compete. The gym gets loud when we are playing, making it fun and exciting for the team and the crowd. While at NJC, I’ve learned so much about myself, about life, and the person I strive every day to become. I see that in many other athletes on campus as we come to understand the work it takes to compete in a college sport. I’m inspired by the former NJC volleyball players who still attend our games and give back through scholarships and fundraising support. I’m a sports management major, and I have the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom with our athletic trainers, directors, and event center managers. Northeastern is my home away from home. I have met so many different people here and made so many different connections. Today, not only am I a better student and athlete, but I’m constantly achieving a higher version of myself because of NJC. Well, that’s all for me, Alex. I’m passing it back to you.

– Perfect pass, Grace. NJC athletics attracts students from all over the world. That enhances the campus experience for everyone. The focus on student-athletes is critical for their future success, and we know these games bring excitement and pride to the college and Sterling. Thanks again, Grace.

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