Sport Connects Life

August 25th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Gear. warm up songs, crazy student sections, most hated opponents,  best/worst performance,  pregame rituals, etc…..we’ve talked about it all.


This is my first week as part of the Sport Changes Life family and I am having an absolute blast. It hasn’t even been one week here in Ireland and I already feel like the other Victory Scholars are part of my family.  On every bus ride, at every meal, and in every training session, there is never any “awkward silence” or times when we struggle to have a conversation with each other. This is because we all have an immediate connection and a conversation starter through the love of basketball.  We have been sharing hilarious experiences from reminiscing about our first college practice as freshmen to describing the toughest away arena we’ve played in. Basketball is not just a sport we are using to change the life in others but it is also a sport we are using to connect with one another.  I would write on this blog everyone’s funniest story I have heard but I don’t want to have the longest blog in Victory Scholar history…. so you’ll just have to ask me about it next time you see!


Victory Scholar: Staats Battle

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: ACC

Club/Community Partner: University of Limerick Lions

Alma Mater: North Carolina State University

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland 

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