Importance Of My First Year As A Tennessee Vol

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It 's hard to believe that my first year as a Tennessee Vol is nearly complete. Looking back at the memories I 've made and the things that I 've experienced, it 's hard to put those things into words.

I look back to where I was a year ago, and it 's amazing how far I 've come. A year ago I had no idea where I was going to college, I began to question what I wanted to do with my life, and I forgot to enjoy life. My high school basketball career had just come to an end, I had the opportunity to watch our girls compete for a State Championship, I was a month and a half from graduating high school, and I was on my way to Washington, D.C. and New York City for the first time in my life, and I was selected to go to National FCCLA in DC for my chapter website with one of my best friends. I was truly blessed with more than I could ever imagine at the time; but I let the stress of college and this "adulting" thing interfere with enjoying the ride I was on. I finally confirmed my attendance to the University of Tennessee- Knoxville on May 1st and decided to challenge myself and double major in Kinesiology and Sport Management (two of the best decisions I 've ever made in my life).

My summer flew by with work, a trip to Knoxville for orientation, and National FCCLA in Washington, D.C. I found myself
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I 've been able to develop a special relationship with Kortney Dunbar because of the struggles. And now here Tennessee is, one win away from the Final Four, something very few expected after the regular season. What makes it even more special to me is that the game is in South Dakota, it truly means the world to me that the NCAA allowed the women 's basketball Sweet 16 and Elite 8 to be played in Sioux Falls; and for Tennessee to be there, well that 's just an example of how God works in mysterious

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