Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Rob Forbes Apex Volleyball Academy Spokane WA
High School Elaina Renius
Position
Primary Position Outside Hitter
Physical Attributes
Wingspan Vertical jump
69 21
Volleyball Additional

Mead High School Competes at the 4A Level
The Mead Panthers are 7 time State Champions!

2011-12 Freshman Varsity
2013 JV Starter

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Mead Senior High School
School City
Spokane
School State
WA
Guidance Counselor
Melanie Fender
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
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School Size
1681
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
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School Division
4A
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Major
Business/Managerial Operations, Other
Major Category
Health Professions and Related Sciences
Major
Athletic Training/Trainer
Other Academic Information
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Personal


First Name
A.J.
Last Name
Falkner
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
F
Height
5'9"
Weight
155
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights
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Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?
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Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

As one of the more experienced players on my 2014 club team, I was chosen by my coach to be floor captain and team captain and I loved being the one that my team could go to for advice or even if they just needed someone to listen to them. I'm the same way off of the court. My friends usually come to me with questions, especially with school projects. I usually obtain the lead role in group projects and assign roles and answer questions. Of course, I'm always incorporating every member's different ideas, suggestions, and personalities, exactly like I did with my volleyball team.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

Attitude and mental toughness is a huge part of volleyball and any other sport. Mistakes happen and I know that they come with the game. I use every mistake and turn it into a lesson. If I get down on myself after every mistake, then it not only hurts my performance, it reflects in my teammates too. Attitude and body language are so influential, I always try to be conscious of my own, and my teammates', when I see that one of my team members is upset, I'll try to crack a joke or encourage them because I know how fast a negative attitude spreads across a team. A healthy mental portion of the game leads to one's best performance.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I coach volleyball to elementary and middle school age children at multiple different camps and I also assistant coach my club's U13 team and I'm planning on coaching at my former elementary school because I love passing my knowledge and love of the game to younger girls. This game gave me multiple life lessons and it provided so many friendships and close relationships so I want young children to stick with the sport and gain everything that they can from volleyball.

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Blog Posts


Blue vs. gold scrimmage on 09/05/14
September 5, 2014

My first varsity game. It was so exciting and energetic, I still can't jump due to my injured ankle, but I felt so blessed to be a part of the team and play even for a day.

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