Illini Volleyball 2019

#2
Is there a sit out year in volleyball? Twitter suggested there wasn't, but I thought it was pretty universal.
 
#4
If Bruna Vrankovic joins the team we will have a roster of 19 players. Can't imagine that some won't move on. Five or six of them are walkons and Tamas doesn't play more than nine.
 
#7
The camera never lies
Champaign
Many of the walk-on players are told what their duties are. Mainly to be practice players and that they will probably see little court time unless injuries happen etc. The coaches have made it clear to how important they are towards the success of the team. Some accept that as their role, some do not. They also get the perks of being on the team minus playing time. Travel, nice hotels, academic support, food/nutrition plans, Illini swag etc. It's not for everyone, but for those who do, it can have a rewarding impact on their college experience.
 
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Many of the walk-on players are told what their duties are. Mainly to be practice players and that they will probably see little court time unless injuries happen etc. The coaches have made it clear to how important they are towards the success of the team. Some accept that as their role, some do not. They also get the perks of being on the team minus playing time. Travel, nice hotels, academic support, food/nutrition plans, Illini swag etc. It's not for everyone, but for those who do, it can have a rewarding impact on their college experience.
I believe the NCAA limits travel squads to 15 and some conferences or schools to fewer. Though they don't receive an athletic scholarship walkons are entitled to all other types of financial aid that any other student might get. Often times they are very good students as well as volleyball players which can enable them to receive academic aid. The new Illinois Commitment program could be a boon for recruiting middle class Illinois students. Often times administrators will encourage female walkons for Title IX reasons.

Oh, and if you are a 300 farm boy in Nebraska you are almost assured of receiving a full ride 'leadership' scholarship to the state university if you agree to walk on to the football team.
 
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