Personal Statement Essay: My Passion For Volleyball

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I have played volleyball ever since I can remember. I have played club, school, JV, Varsity, nationally, internationally, and have spent more hours than I can count dedicated to volleyball. My passion for the sport has given me so many special attributes. Being on a team my whole life has given me collaborative abilities where I have become a reliable and supportive teammate. I have been the captain of my club teams every year since I began. This role of leadership has extended beyond my athletics and allowed me recognize my capabilities of managing and leading a group. I have attended 5 National Championship competitions, of which I have earned a silver medal. I have also had the opportunity to play beach volleyball nationally and internationally. …show more content…
My best international finish was 10th. The high level of competition in my volleyball career has enabled to gain sportsmanship, leadership, and dedication. I spent a vast majority of my life on the court; my intense competition experiences are something unique to me that hardly any athlete has the opportunity to compete similarly, and I wouldn't trade any of my time spent playing the sports I love. Though I have such an intense passion and love for volleyball, my interest in the University of Chicago is greater. I have had many opportunities for scholarships and and commitments to play Division 1 volleyball at other schools, but no other college compares to the opportunities that University of Chicago has to offer. I spent all of this time sure I would play collegiate volleyball, but my top priority of my collegiate education comes to the academics, opportunities, and the preparation side of the school for a JD degree. Sports will always come second to my education. I decided to put my recruiting on hold in order to prioritize my education, therefore University of Chicago, the best school in the country, and the best school for …show more content…
I am hoping to one day become a sports agent and put the many hours I spent on the court toward my career goals. Chicago offers the law opportunity that I not only want, but need. Chicago provides their prospective lawyers a number of unmatchable programs. This variety of Pre-Law opportunity at Chicago is the reason I chose Chicago over volleyball. Chicago offers what any future lawyer desires. The UChicago Careers in Law will provide all of the experience that a prospective lawyer will value when considering a JD degree. The opportunities that University of Chicago offers even before graduate school is how the students find the right fit for their specific law path, and this is exactly what I desire in an undergraduate experience. Coming from a family of lawyers, I have seen firsthand the work and requirements of a lawyer, but nothing I have witnessed outside of closed doors will compare to the opportunities that Chicago has to offer. Chicago provides its undergraduate potential lawyers with one-on-one advising, guest speakers, and a countless number of internship opportunities. Pursuing a career in law may seem daunting, but Chicago provides all of the resources and opportunities that will accentuate an undergraduate experience and uncover whether law is the right fit. I am hoping to spend my first four years of college at University of Chicago in

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