February 21st, 2016 | Uncategorized
Last week I had a game up in Galway and after the game I was able to spend the weekend with Cory and Rita, who are the two Victory Scholars in Galway. This is another perk about being a Victory Scholar is that you have a free place to stay with friends at other universities around Ireland. Seeing Cory and Rita in Galway was like seeing my friends when I went back home for Christmas. I felt like I had known them my whole life and it was great to catch up with them. It was a neat feeling to see familiar faces in an unfamiliar city and also have a “tour guide” around Galway. I crashed on their couch for the weekend and I enjoyed hearing about their Victory Scholar experience at NUIG. In the big picture, each scholar does the same thing of helping in the community, coaching teams, playing on teams, and pursuing a Masters degree; however, each scholar has their own unique Sport Changes Life experience because we are at separate universities in separate cities. I was glad I was able to see part of Corey and Rita’s experience in Galway and I hope I will be able to visit some of the other scholars in other cities.
Victory Scholar: Staats Battle
Present University: University of Limerick
US League: ACC
Club/Community Partner: UL Eagles
Alma Mater: North Carolina State University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland