I was recruited by Michelle Ng and Without Limits to write about my experiences in my final season of College Ultimate. 2011 has many possibilities...let's see how they pan out. E-mail me (robyn-fennig@uiowa.edu)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011: An Exciting Year

Michelle Ng sent me an e-mail, asking if I would want to contribute to a blog for women's ultimate. I mean, this is a pretty broad subject...so where do I go from here? I do not think I am the most captivating of writers, but to be quite frank, I am passionnate about women's ultimate.

Here's the two minute elevator speech: I started playing in spring 2007 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. There I learned all about the struggles of creating a new team in a location that gets dumped with snow and is bitterly cold. (As I write, they have somehwere like 30 inches right now) I learned a few things about how crucial the indoor season is to areas like the North Central Region. I graduated in 2010 from UW-Eau Claire, to pursue my Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa. I am fortunate enough to have the chance to use my final year of college eligibility, in what will be my 6th year in college. Making the transition from one team to another was surprisingly easy. Honestly, I love the Saucies. I love the team. I love the program. I buy into it. Well, it was easier than I ever imagined it would be.

As for what I envision for this blog. I'm not sure at the moment. I guess all of the topics will relate to the 2011 College Season in the North Central Region. Specifically, my experiences with Saucy Nancy (University of Iowa) and development of women's ultimate in the North Central Region. Adjusting to a re-surging team that is making a run at 2011 College Nationals while recovering from knee surgery while being indoors is a challenge in and of itself. Maybe I'll let you all know how that's going (considering I actually started lifting two days ago with the go-ahed from the surgeon, my legs absolutely HATE me). I'm planning a skills clinic/development weekend in Madison in April, and there will be something here about that before, during, after. On top of that, add some USAU restructuring that has essentially changed nothing in our region, other than the name and bid allocation system. But the North Central Region is lucky enough to have some teams that are on the cusp of big things, and I'll be more than happy to share everything I know that Skydmagazine hasn't already shared about them. them.

I think I've sufficiently either bored you or peaked your interest for one post.

Hugs, hucks, and high fives,

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