Morgan came to the U.K. in the Fall of 2018 to pursue her masters degree and play another season of volleyball.
After recently returning to the U.S. Morgan recently reflected on her overseas adventure:
“In the past year (and then some) I have had some of the greatest experiences. Firstly, I got to keep playing competitive volleyball. I was captain of the university team as well as voted MVP for the National League Team in Cambridge, England. I met some incredible men and women through this sport. I will find a way to go back and be able to stay and play volleyball in the UK, as I can keep playing for as long as I like. I won the Trophy Cup, Midlands Conference Champions and gained promotion with my university. The NVL team earned a promotion to Superleague. I was shortlisted for Female Athlete of the Year, as well as, represented the university as Challenge Cup Co-Captain and won Sports Colours.
I earned a Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science by researching volleyball. On top of earning this great accomplishment in one year, I was the Course Representative for my MSc Course, and earned a Silver Volunteer Certificate for my hours coaching the Women’s B team, the intramural volleyball club and volunteering around the community and for the university. I am also a certified Sports Massage Therapist.
I was able to find a love and passion for travelling and culture. I was able to go to a few places: Switzerland, Romania, Ireland, Scotland, Spain and have made it a goal to see so many more. I would like to fill my passport before it expires. I have made a new goal to learn a language every year. This year I will focus on French.
After returning home a little lost, I was able to find two rewarding opportunities. First, I am a Volleyball Coach for a club owned by a coach who I look up to in so many ways. Next, I am a boxing instructor. Nothing could ever come as close to my love for volleyball, but I am so excited for this new experience.”
We are always excited to follow the adventures of our athletes during their year overseas, but equally excited to follow their careers upon graduation! We are proud to see you doing well, Morgan. Good luck in your new career!
Our 2020 recruitment is now open!
We are now recruiting for Fall entry in 2020, so if you would like to continue your sporting career alongside a postgraduate education – we want to hear from you!
Follow in the footsteps of Morgan and apply online today to see what options we can present for you!APPLY