Bauman represents the Midwest playing division one beach volleyball
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Bella Bauman, a 5’10 senior from Glenbard South, has recently committed to play Division One beach volleyball for Grand Canyon University, located in Phoenix, Arizona. Bella has been playing indoor volleyball for six years and beach for four.
“I played indoor volleyball at Team One, and they had a very successful beach program, as well. My coach really pushed me to try out for the beach program and I fell in love with it almost immediately.”
In her high school volleyball career Bauman played three years on Glenbard South’s varsity team and in her senior season she lead the team in kills and was named to the All-Conference team. She was an inordinate asset to her high school team, helping the team advance to the Sectional championships. This year was only the second time in program history that the team made it into the Sectional Championship game.
Freshman Kathleen Millet said, “This was my first year playing on the varsity team, and Bella really took me under her wing. She is a great leader on and off the court as well as an amazing friend. We all [the volleyball team] know that she’s going on to great things.”
As well as being an amazing athlete, Bauman has an outstanding academic record that rivals her athletic one. She has been an Academic All Honors athlete for three years in a row and is planning on studying Biology with an emphasis on Pre-Medical studies at GCU.
Bauman has been described by her coaches as an “extremely hard worker” and “very coachable” which is evident through her list of achievements, athletically and otherwise. Bauman also added, “I’m really looking forward to my collegiate career because I am very competitive person, and this is a whole new opportunity for me. I am so thankful for my teammates and coaches that have been so supportive throughout this whole process. Throughout the year of recruitment I have gained so much more confidence in myself and that will only help me later in life, not just in volleyball.”