Senior Sara Huss made her commitment to Concordia University official when she signed to compete in both volleyball and track in the gymnasium on Tuesday, November 5.
Concordia University Head Track and Field Coach Matt Beisel first approached Huss during her sophomore year to discuss the college program in Seward. Eventually, the athlete’s talents in volleyball also provoked interest, and she was offered the chance to further her career in both sports. This opportunity along with other factors is what assisted in the decision.
“I wanted to compete in two sports at the college level because I wasn’t quite ready to give up two out of the three that I currently get to play,” Huss said. “I loved the people and the culture that Concordia has. My faith is a big part of who I am, and this college will give me a great opportunity to grow in my faith as I work towards my future career.”
Huss has seen a fair amount of success in both sports. She led her team in kills for the last three seasons and also found herself at the top of the list in blocks her junior year and digs her senior year. Huss has also qualified for the State track competition every year that she’s competed.
“Sara works hard, and her hard work has paid off,” Fairbury Head Girls Track and Field Coach Matt Edson said. “It’s exciting to see athletes sign to play college sports at the next level. I expect success from her – she works really hard at practice which will pay off. It will be fun to watch her throughout her career at Concordia.”
The signing itself took place among family along with current and future coaches, and a
crowd gathered in support. After the official commitment, Huss was met with a round of applause. This environment added to the already memorable event.
“The signing itself was a really cool moment to not only celebrate the future and where I’m headed but to honor all the people who have got me to where I am today,” Huss said. “Being surrounded by family and friends in that moment meant everything to me, because I can definitely say that I would not be where I am today without them. It’s a memory that I will cherish forever.”
To finish out her high school career, Huss will compete in basketball this winter before moving on to track in the spring.