July 11, 2013
Editor's Note: This is the sixth entry in the World University Games Team Blog for K-State Volleyball. The Wildcats are representing Team USA at the Games in Kazan, Russia. Photos, Blogs and Videos will be posted throughout the 10-day trip from the team. Today's blog entry is written by Courtney Traxson
July 11 - Courtney Traxson
Today was quite the eventful day!! We had the entire day off (excluding our morning workout) and were able to go to the other venues available to watch our fellow USA people compete! My day started immediately after weights with Tristan, Katie Brand, and Chelsea as we ventured over to the sand volleyball courts to watch one of the U.S. women's doubles teams play Russia. Unfortunately, Russia is also good at that event and beat them! We left that venue and immediately went to the men's volleyball game against Korea! They were so awesome when they came and supported us at our match, all decked out in flags and red, white, and blue so we asked to borrow that same stuff and did the same for them! It was a lot of fun and even though they did not win I ended up winning Fan of the Game!! Lucky me, I received a Kazan Universiade magnet and pin! My dad also did text me that he saw me on ESPN as they watched their match, so I feel pretty accomplished. Our day definitely did not end there though, as we came back and grabbed something quick to eat to head off to watch the U.S. men's basketball game against Australia. The men's team, unfortunately, did not play their best game and were upset by Australia. Not quite the inspiration of winning that we needed to go into our game tomorrow against Slovakia but after watching film on them this evening upon returning to the village we are bound and determined to get that win! I feel more than ever before in these games that we can really play this team and beat them so long as we give it our all every point.
Overall it was a great day and an amazing feeling to be able to cheer on fellow athletes who have also put in such great time and effort to represent our country. Hi Mom & Dad, love you!