Hello GW Volleyball Family, Friends and Fans,
I am excited to share with you my experiences here at GW this summer. My name is Jordan Timmer and I am a junior setter. I am majoring in biology and am from Lowell, Michigan. Our fall schedule was just released and we are ready to have another great season building from where we left off in the spring. This spring our team grew together as one unit with one goal. We grew on and off the court, in the classroom, weight room and closer together. I have no doubt that this upcoming season will be one for the books, I am excited to have everyone back together and getting better each and every day.
This is my first summer in D.C, but not my first summer away from home. I transferred from Central Michigan University about a year and a half ago and this new experience in my life has been such an amazing one so far. In D.C there is so many opportunities to take advantage of and simply being in the heart of the District is surreal. Each and every day there are new things to see and people to meet, along with the wonderful volleyball, strength and conditioning, and athletic training staff there isn't a day that goes by that is wasted. Each day everyone is pushing you to become stronger physically, mentally and emotionally on the court, in the weight room and in the classroom. Although at times it can seem tough, looking at all the positive influences at GW it's irreplaceable.
I am currently taking two classes this summer, physics and organic chemistry. Yes it is tough, but having this opportunity presented to me was one I couldn't turn down. My Mondays and Wednesdays are long enduring days, but on the "off" days from class I have plenty of time to venture around the city and see new things. On Memorial Day, I went for a run around 11:00 a.m. and was amazed at how many people were at the monuments and memorials giving thanks to our soldiers who gave so much for our freedom. It brought a tear to my eye and was an #OnlyAtGW moment. I was so happy to get this experience and be able to see the way our country can give thanks to all the millions who have given their lives for our freedom.
I am also being a medical assistant for my friend, Alexa, who has SMA (a form of Muscular Dystrophy). I normally help her three days a week and stay the night there once a week. Alexa is such a good friend and her joy and happiness in her daily life really makes a positive impact on me. I am so happy I found this opportunity for the summer and I can't wait to further my knowledge and experience in the medical world.
Volleyball this summer doesn't stop, from beach to open gyms we are trying to get as much time with volleyball as we can!
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more of my blogs!