At commencement on May 12, 2012, Sarah G. Willey will be receiving her Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics and a minor in Mathematics and Science Secondary Teaching, through the Teach North Texas program, which allows students to simultaneously earn a degree in math or science and complete their seondary teacher certification.
While maintaining an impressive overall GPA of 3.7, Sarah was captain of the Mean Green Volleyball team for two years. She was recently honored as one of thirteen women nationwide to receive a Women’s Enhancement Scholarship from the NCAA. This presitgious scholarship in the amount of $6,000 will help fund Sarah's postgraduate education in sports management at Witchita State University.
Sarah, who is completing her student teaching this semester at The Colony High School, still plans to eventually teach math. Sarah, who was attracted to a career in mathematics teaching because of her mathematical talent and her love of logic, says that she credits a lot of her success in volleyball to her being "math brained." She explained, "I was a very technical volleyball player and believed a lot in certain philosophies. My job on the volleyball court was to pass the ball, and having a very good understanding of angles and velocties allowed me to be successful. I looked at volleyball as more then just a sport I love to play. I looked at it as a science, and I broke it down - justified all of my movements. Those qualities helped me to be the best I could be."
Read more about Sarah in UNT's Inhouse