September 6th, 2015 | Uncategorized
I have now been on the Emerald Isle for two weeks and I am loving every second of it. The first two weeks have been action packed with classroom sessions, coaching sessions, and extra activities like attending a horse race and playing Gaelic Football. We’ve stayed in Belfast, Dublin, and Clonmel and traveled up and down the coast of Ireland…..and when I say “we” I mean the Sport Changes Life staff as well as the other Victory Scholars.
I was nervous about moving to another country but spending the past two weeks with the Scholars has made it an easy transition. It has been nice to go through the same experiences with other Americans that are in the same boat as me. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone and I am proud to be included in this batch of Victory Scholars.
It is now time for each of us to head to our separate universities and I am excited to finally be in Limerick. I am going to miss being with the other scholars and it’s amazing how I feel like I have known them my whole life, instead of just two weeks. We are already planning a trip to meet in Dublin when everyone gets some free time and I cant wait to hear about everyone’s experiences at their universities. A good thing about Scholars being in different cities is I will now have a free place to stay when I travel around Ireland!
Victory Scholar: Staats Battle
Present University: University of Limerick
US League: ACC
Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies
Alma Mater: North Carolina State University
Sponsored by: Team Ireland