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Lindemann is athlete of week for VC

Sept. 30, 2011 at 4:30 a.m.

The VC Treasures Dance Team helps joins the hiphop masters class at Victoria College. They were taught by Jade Crouch, a professional dancer from Bay City.

VICTORIA COLLEGE SPORTS REPORT

The VC Pirates women's volleyball "Athlete of the Week" is Beth Lindemann. Beth is a 2010 graduate of Gonzales High School and this is her first season on the volleyball team. Lindemann made some key plays in the Pirates' last home game that led them to a victory.

"Beth came in and made some big plays for us at a crucial point in the match and that was the difference between a win and a loss for us," said Coach Josh Moore.

More importantly, Lindemann was chosen for Athlete of the Week because what she has accomplished off the court. At VC, the athletes' education comes first and this is reinforced to VC's club sports team members throughout each season. Lindemann recently passed the state licensing exam to become a licensed vocational nurse. The year-long program came down to one exam and Lindemann did great.

"School will get you further in life than athletics ever will, and I am really happy for Beth," said Moore.

Lindemann also celebrated her 20th birthday the same week she passed her nursing exam as well.

The Pirates will head to Wharton on Saturday for a Tri-Match. The team will face WCJC at 10 a.m. and Lon Morris College at 12 p.m.

DANCE TEAM: The VC Treasures Dance Team recently participated in a hiphop master class under the direction of professional dancer, Jade Crouch, from Bay City. The women were taught special tricks and techniques that are used in mainstream hip hop dances. They were also taught a routine that they will perform at an upcoming VC sports event.

Treasures member Michelle Carter had this to say about the workshop.

"Jade was nice and fun to work with," said Carter. "We learned routines and moves that we can use in future performances."

The Treasures will be performing at the Kids Discovery Day in Downtown Victoria on Saturday, Oct. 1 at noon.

TENNIS TEAM: The VC Pirates tennis team played three matches at the Central Texas Tournament against the University of Texas-Dallas last weekend. The Pirates went 2-1 in their first match against UT-Dallas, but the Pirates lost in overtime. Garrett Gomez and Alyssa Villa won their men's singles and women's singles matches.

Against St. Thomas' first team, Laura Leigh Steele won her singles match 6-2, Nicole Gregory and Alyssa Villa won the women's doubles, Gomez won the men's singles, and Gomez and Villa won the mixed doubles match.

The last match of the day was against St. Thomas' second team. Alyssa Villa and Nicole Gregory won the women's doubles, Cole Hirschhauser and Justin Nowlin won the men's doubles, and Gomez and Villa won the mixed event. Gomez came back from 1-4 to win the men's singles, and Nicole Gregory came back from a 0-4 deficit to win the women's singles 6-5. Overall the team was 2-1 for the day. On Saturday, Oct. 1 the team travels to College Station for their next tournament.

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