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    Misty May- Treanor. Misty is the greatest beach volleyball player to ever walk the earth. Not only is she athletically inclined, she is also a great person all the way around. She has overcome various obstacles to be the best of the best. She is the best volleyball player of all time. Misty was born in Los Angeles, California in 1977 (“Misty May-Treanor”).She and her family didn’t stay there for long. She grew up in Santa Monica, California (“Misty May-Treanor”). Her whole life revolved around athletics. At age 8 she played in her first volleyball tournament (“Misty May-Treanor”). She was a star once she hit the court. Misty was a 16-year-old high school superstar (“Dynamic Duo 79”). All…

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    Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player. He is a twenty nine year Spaniard. At this time, Nadal is ranked number eight in the world. Since turning pro in 2001, he has won countless tournaments. A few of these tournaments include: the French Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon. After watching the US Open these past two weeks, I decided to write this paper on him because he a very well-known athlete due to a particular set of rituals that he performs before and during his matches. Rafael…

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    This is every bowler’s dream to make it big and have a sponsor pay for all their equipment and tournament entries. There are a lot of different types of contracts that a professional bowler can obtain. Pro staff members get all of their equipment, tournament fees, and hotel fees paid by their sponsorship.(CITE) A company will always want their product to be out there while bowling in competition. A company will always try to come out the best equipment possible to make bowlers compete with the…

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    Reflection Paper Employee Assistance Programs are crucial for the well-being of an organization. In today’s world there are many factors that inhibit employee productivity. For instance, depression, grieve, divorce, substance abuse, financial instability and others. These issues can negatively impact the overall cost of running an organization. Offering Employee Assistance programs enables the employee to address life difficulties in order to experience wellness in the workplace, resulting in…

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    Slipping my boots on, my focus was fully on the task of getting my mare bathed and ready for the barrel race we were heading to that evening. My thoughts racing in my head as I reached for her halter and lead from the hanger on the tack room wall. I've been to barrel races so may times in the past twenty years that I should be at ease, but I'm almost more anxious now than I've ever been before. Walking toward the gate, lost in my thoughts, I'm wondering what the night ahead has in store for…

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    Calf Roping Research Paper

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    Finally, another reason animals are not abused is because of the strict guidelines set by each rodeo association. The rules of the Cheyenne Frontier Days ™ acknowledges that all animals receive proper care and treatment before, during, and after every rodeo performance. Horses and cattle are transported in specially designed trucks for their protection. Once on site, the animals are placed in large corrals, provided with fresh feed and water, and are inspected at least twice a day for any…

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    Here at ODU, there is an organization specifically for students with a passion for scuba diving called the Sea Lions dive club. The dive club is an amazing opportunity for students who want to become talented, professional scuba divers. The purpose of dive club is to teach rising divers new techniques, have the opportunity to socialize with other ambitious divers, receive their PADI diving certification (a necessity for open water diving in America), provide the chance to participate in many…

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    The article titled Athletic Scholarships discusses the beginning of volleyball and how it was originally referred to as mintonette. Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G Morgan in Holyoke, Massachusetts. William Morgan was a graduate of Springfield College of YMCA (n.d). In another article called History of Volleyball it mentions that Morgan was trying to invent something that was less strenuous than basketball for older people, so they could exercise without overdoing it (n.d). Morgan…

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    Mintonette Research Paper

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    topic. My topic is Volleyball. When volleyball was first made, it’s name was “Mintonette”. Volleyball is a game where two teams of six players are on a court and are hitting a large ball back and forth over the net without letting it hit the ground. Volleyball is also where 3 plays on each team hit the ball one after another, once someone has hit the ball that player loses the right to hit the ball again. This is my argument on why volleyball is one of the hardest sports to learn. One of the 3…

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    notice the news flash: “The mayor of Tirana, Mr. Veliaj, has inaugurated the newest volleyball club, Tirana Volleyball Club, which is perfect for interested children in this sport.” Despite the fact that school was around the corner, I decided to throw my insecurities…

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