Athlete’s Voices: Amy Zimmer, Episode 4. St. John’s Volleyball
Volleyball season is underway and things have been picking up here at St. John’s. The locker room is getting a little crowded once again as girls return for the season. With open gyms, team work outs, coaching volleyball camps, and online summer classes, I can feel the life of a collegiate athlete kick back in. It’s finally starting to hit me; in one month from now, I will be completing my third college preseason.
Until then, I’m still enjoying my summer while training for next season and continuing my dream job. But, of course, I’ll always try and throw in a little adventure here and there.
I’m never happy when I find out an event for work gets cancelled. This happened last Saturday, leaving me with no plans for the day. I realized I had to make something of it! Although I am a loyal fan for all of the Detroit teams, living in New York has caused me to branch out. So far, I have had amazing experiences at the Madison Square Garden and Yankee stadium. Citi Field was next on my list. I purchased the two cheapest tickets, threw on some blue and orange clothes, picked up my best friend, and drove the short drive over to Flushing Meadows.
Before heading to our seats way up in the sky, I took a walk around the stadium to take in my first Mets game. Memories of my sport broadcasting classes began flowing, as I watched the game trying to call play by play and color in my head. That’s when I remembered I knew a former professor, who is now a pre-game and post host for the Mets. A few moments later, I was on my way to the booth. It was an amazing, yet unexpected opportunity to shadow my professor for a few innings. I can’t explain how grateful I am for being given the experience I had (not to mention the Mets won). But without having the drive and passion for broadcasting, I definitely would not be where I am today. It truly shows that you get what you give to something.
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