Freshman Spotlight: Bethany Yeager

Aug. 23, 2010

IOWA CITY, IA – Training camp has ended, classes have resumed and is taking a final look at Iowa volleyball’s incoming freshman class. Today’s freshman spotlight is Bethany Yeager, a libero from Brenham, TX.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
“I like to cook and I’m actually really good at it. My favorite thing to cook is apple pie.”

Why did you choose the University of Iowa and Iowa volleyball?
“Everything just seemed to fit. I originally came here because I knew Jason (Allen) and he is from Texas. I came up here and took a visit and I just fell in love with the campus. The coaches were awesome and the team was great.”

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
“I think I would go to Australia.”

Favorite thing about the Iowa volleyball team?
“The passion and getting to play for the Hawkeyes. We all have a passion for reaching the NCAA tournament this year and I think we’re ready to do it.”

What super power would you most like to have? Why?
“I would like to fly so I could spend more time with people. Instead of having to drive 18 hours I could just fly places.”

If you could play another sport in college what would it be and why?
“Football. I love the sport and physical contact. Out here we don’t get to but if somebody made me mad I could just get them right back.”

Most played song (& by whom) on your iPod?
God Gave Me You, by Dave Branes.”

What is the best characteristic about you?
“My work ethic. I’m very hard working and will do whatever it takes to help this team win.”

What is something you can’t live without? Why?
“My family because I would not be here without them. They have helped me through a lot and helped me get to where I am today.”

Future plans after graduating from the University of Iowa?
“I am an open major because I don’t know what I want to do professionally, yet. I would like to travel for a year and see the world and maybe do an internship around the world.”

Finish the sentence…
I play best when I am… focused on the team and when there is more pressure on me.
The best thing about volleyball is… The intensity, the passion and the skill level that you have to have to be able to play the sport.
I hope to be remembered in my life for… my faith and commitment to God and my family.
One day I will… be on the design team for a famous tennis shoe.