It’s been a busy week for the Badger volleyball team. Summer school started on Monday so most of the student-athletes are taking at least one summer class. The team is also working out with the strength and conditioning staff. (Those early morning lifting sessions have been tough on some of the players!) They’ll be thankful for the early-morning sessions as the temperatures climb up into the 90s though!
The Badgers are also adjusting to the new Field House floor as they are getting together a couple of times a week to practice and play. The coaches can’t organize any official practices during the summer so it’s up to the players to get together on their own. So far the floor has gotten good reviews. I’ll tell you this though – the building is a lot brighter with the light-colored floor. Our photographers will be very happy about that!
On Wednesday, the team (at least the ones here on campus) got together in the Field House for the 2009 poster shoot. The poster highlights the “new look” for the 2009 Badgers. From the new Field House floor to all of the new players on the team to the new attitude of the coaches and players, the poster will reflect this new outlook. I attempted to take the poster photo (above) but I will say, I’m not a professional photographer and I’m sure that the real poster will be much better.
We also took head shots of the players which you can see on UWBadgers.com. I think the biggest change over the summer has been to Brittney Dolgner. Britt cut her hair very short and she looks a lot like Audrey Hepburn now. No one else changed their hair color too drastically – yet!
We also had some fun with the team during the photo session, asking them to show some personality. Some of my favorites are below. (Oh, how I love embarrassing the athletes! I think they believe that’s one of my job duties.) One of the best poses comes from Kim Kuzma, who imitated her mother, a former cheerleader! You also have to give credit to Kirby Toon who looks like Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons!
Enjoy the photos and check back for more updates on the Badgers this summer!