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Young college athlete wins full athletic scholarship at US university, makes mother proud

A young college athlete named Albany Schaffer has been awarded a full athletic scholarship by the University of Louisiana, Monroe Volleyball team for her active contribution to the team’s success.

Albany Schaffer is a Kansa Native who is a junior defensive specialist on the University of Louisiana volleyball team. She was awarded the full scholarship for her final year of Eligibility.

“Today, @albschaffer21 was rewarded for the unbelievable work she puts into our team! So proud of the example she sets for us each and every day,” the volleyball shared on Twitter with a video of her receiving the news.

Albany was given a note praising her leadership and dedication to the program, which described her as one of the hardest-working and most dedicated players on the team.

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“You are and have been one of the hardest working and most dedicated players on this team,” she read. “You are a great teammate and leader in this program. Today your hard work pays off,” the note said.

“For the spring semester of 2019, you’re going on a full athletic scholarship, Congratulations,” it added. Upon receiving the news, Albany called her mother to share it with her.

Albany’s mother, Amy was shocked and excited to hear the news exclaiming how proud she was of her daughter cause she deserved it. ”Oh my god! Really? Oh my god. That’s the best news ever!” her mom proudly said. “You deserve this so much,” Amy said.

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Albany’s coaches said they rewarded her as a beneficiary of the program as the team offers a scholarship every year and she is the right choice.

”We rewarded Albany for her work ethic and attitude, on and off the court. She was a clear choice to my staff when we knew this opportunity would present itself,” Friedland said.

“Albany is a great teammate, one who her peers look to in good and bad times is very coachable. She wants to be the best at her craft and you can see that in everything she does,” he added.

 

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