Day in the Life: Hannah Noon

Marin Guta

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On a Thursday afternoon, sand volleyball player, Hannah Noon, sat down in Bear Necessities to study for her pre-calculus with a calm ease that carries over into the sand court.
The freshman athlete and her partner recently qualified as one of the top five on the team, “There are seven teams of two people and only the top five that play actually count to go on the record,” said Noon.
The busiest day of the week for Noon is Monday. She wakes up at 8:00 a.m. and eats breakfast, which usually consists of a granola bar.
After eating breakfast, Noon goes to the sand court for volleyball practice at 9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. As the setter for the sand volleyball team, Noon does a lot of setting reps for the hitters.
The team is given a twenty minute resting period before heading to the gym to lift weights from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Despite the heavy arm workouts, Noon has grown accustomed to the rigorous training workouts and says that she rarely gets tired.
Once morning workouts are finished, the athlete takes a shower and heads out to the cafeteria for lunch at 11:30 p.m.
The first class of the day is Noon’s Introduction to ethics class at 12 p.m. Immediately following her Introduction to ethics class, Noon walks over to her 1 p.m. pre-calculus class.
Noon’s next class starts at 2 p.m. and is her Intro to computing class which ends at 3 p.m. The intro to computing class and math class are one of Noon’s core courses for her business major.
Although Noon plans on majoring in business, but she says she is uncertain about what she would exactly want to do with her degree.
Out of all her business classes, Macro Economics is her most difficult course. “Some of the stuff is just really confusing and you have to go over it multiple times and sometimes you can get it mixed up with different concepts,” said Noon.
The business major looks forward to taking more business classes, “ Next semester we’ll take a lot of the core classes so accounting, management, and marketing, but I really like marketing right now,” said Noon.
After an hour break, Noon goes to the sand volleyball courts again for sand practice for one hour.
Although it appears that Noon is bobbing from class to workouts more than a volleyball is hit over a net, she said it’s not too difficult balancing a sport with schoolwork, “It’s actually not that hard, but you’re up late a lot of nights just because you have that practice time and are missing out on being able to do schoolwork,” said Noon.
For dinner Noon grabs a salad or some chicken from the grill. If none of those options are available, Noon will settle for a sandwich or cereal.
Noon usually washes down her meal with some blue Powerade. “Definitely have to have some blue Powerade because after three workouts in a day the Powerade is delicious,” said Noon.
The next stop for the volleyball player is the Academic Resource Center, which is where the athlete catches up on homework.
For Noon, the ARC is a great place to do homework, “I love the ARC it’s really quiet and there are a lot of tutors especially to help me with my math and to go over my papers.”
After studying, the athlete heads over to her room to study for an hour or reads the Bible. She typically goes to bed at around 9:30 or 10:00 p.m.
Noon is also involved in Fellowship of Christian athletes, which helps her with her faith, “Sometimes we’ll wake up a little earlier before practice and do devotional and get in the word and pray and remember that we are playing for God and he gave you these talented gifts and you have to use them to glorify him.”

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