As I get older – I’m 31 now – I’ve noticed I really relish the accomplishments of the athletes I work with at Mason. It’s pretty satisfying to know I’ve played a part in helping that person achieve his or her goals.
Here are a few highlights from this academic year:
- Freshman women’s volleyball middle blocker gains over 6″ on her vertical and touches 10’3″ on an approach jump (we’re retesting Monday… it will be higher!).
- Redshirt senior Taleia Moton finishes basketball season ranked 12th nationally for points per game.
- Junior David Verberg posts 3rd fastest 400m time in the nation at 45.56 this past weekend at the Michael Johnson Invitational.
- The men’s 4x400m Relay team posts the 8th fastest time in the nation at 3:05.93 this past weekend at the Michael Johnson Invitational.
- Women’s soccer completes three full semesters without a knee ligament tear. This is rare. I happen to have been working with them for three full semesters.
There’s not much point to this post other than to acknowledge the great athletes I work with day-in and day-out at George Mason. I guess the achievements are on my mind right now because I’m prepping all the summer training packets and conducting end of semester testing this week – regardless, it’s never a bad thing to take a step back and momentarily enjoy what I spend so much time and effort working on!