Brittany Collet set up a plan for her undergraduate education at San Jose State University. The three-time letterwinner on the Spartans’ volleyball team wanted to graduate in four years. Considering a San Jose State student needs an average of 5.6 years to earn an undergraduate degree, Collet raced on a fast track.
As a San Jose State Scholar-Athlete award recipient and an Academic All-Western Athletic Conference honoree during her college career, the Newbury Park, Calif., resident maintained a demanding educational pace, achieved her goal and participated in the University’s 2009 Commencement exercise.
“I wanted to be in and out in four years so I can go on to more schooling,” the English major said an hour before the May 23 festivities. “I would like to get my law degree. I’m going to take year off so I can take an extensive study course and take my LSAT.”
Collet was a setter for the San Jose State volleyball team. She ranks in the career top-10 list for assists the plays that set up a team’s points in a match.
Before totally devoting herself to her post-graduate dream, she plans to continue playing six-person indoor volleyball overseas. In August, Slovenia will be her first stop.
“It’s a week and then you get picked up by a team,” states Collet who participated in the Commencement exercise with teammate Amber Biddle, a middle blocker who majored in kinesiology and plans to enroll in a physical therapy school.
Always wearing a bright-eyed smile, Collet values the friendships she’s made the last four years at San Jose State University.
“Meeting people has been the most meaningful, especially the people within athletics. My teammates mean everything to me and those are friendships that will last forever. The athletics part will mean the most,” she concludes.
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