Aug. 7, 2012
WIESBADEN, Germany - Rice Volleyball Alumna Meredith Schamun has begun training with professional club VC Wiesbaden in Germany. Schamun is Rice's career assist leader.
"I am excited for the challenges and high level of volleyball ahead of me and hope to become a better player than I was in college," said Schamun. "It means so much to continue playing the sport that I love; I can't imagine my life without it. I'm also lucky that I have such supportive parents. They know this is important to me and have been there every step of the way, letting me live at home to coach and train, to see that I reach my goals."
VC Wiesbaden are one of 12 teams that play in the German Bundesliga, the highest level of volleyball in Germany. Wiesbaden is located about 30 minutes east of Frankfurt.
Schamun played for the Owls from 2007-10, and finished her career with 5,190 assists, the most in Rice history. She was a two-time All-C-USA selection and the MVP of the 2009 Conference USA Tournament.
"Playing for Genny [Volpe] really challenged me to be a smarter player and she improved my game quite a bit," said Schamun. "It is those improvements and the experiences I had playing at Rice that gave me the chance to play on a professional level."
"Competing at an international level is something I dreamed about years ago; Rice gave me all the tools to make it happen," added Schamun.
VC Wiesbaden's season starts on Oct. 20, and runs through Mar. 9.