Sara BrunnerSenior Spotlight: Sara Brunner

Air, water, volleyball, sunshine . . .

Perhaps it's not higher than sunshine, but if you ask senior outside hitter Sara Brunner about her necessities, volleyball is definitely on the list.

"I can't imagine college without volleyball," she said.

Before coming to RMC, however, Brunner played volleyball and ran track and field for her high school in Redcliff, Alberta, Canada.

"I liked the team aspect of volleyball better," she said. "In track you compete individually, but I liked being around a group of girls, so when I came to RMC, I chose to stick with volleyball."

Picking the sport that focused on the team meant extra hours with her fellow athletes - two and a half hours every day and every weekend during the competition season.

"I'll miss my team the most, we spend so much time together," Brunner said. "This year is the best we've ever done and definitely been the most fun so far."

As the season winds down to an end, this senior looks forward to returning to Canada and applying to physical therapy school to build on her exercise science degree.

"Once I graduate, I'll probably be done playing," she said, "but I hope to coach someday."

Which isn't surprising, because for Sarah Brunner, volleyball is one of life's necessities.