The following are thoughts from BYU women's volleyball senior setter Alohi Robins-Hardy regarding her time representing Team USA with the U.S. Collegiate Women's National Team in Europe from July 6-16.
Representing USA on an international level was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I was able to meet a few girls from different colleges around the U.S. and I was able to represent BYU in a team full of those different girls. I loved being able to connect with the other girls and being able to get so close with them in such a short amount of time. We had lots of fun out in Europe - cliff jumping, alpine sliding and sight seeing. Another cool thing about this trip was experiencing different coaches from other colleges and seeing their type of coaching style. Being overseas is a totally different experience but it's definitely one of the best experiences ever. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to represent not only USA but also BYU in European countries. I loved every second of it and wish I could do it again.