#18 Never Just An Athlete with Tabi LOVE
Athlete Case Study: A Canadian National Team + NCAA All American + Pro Volleyball Player
January 3, 2014
I was researching Tabi and she just seamed like such a great person to have on because of some interviews I found online... Boy, was she ever a fantastic guest! Listen now and below's some info about her + show notes. :) -Ryan Jay Owens
Tabitha Ashly Love
Spike reach: cm
Block reach: cm
Position: Receiving Spiker, Opposite Spiker
From small town in Manitoba, Canada. Oldest of 4 children. Started playing volleyball at age 12. First attended the University of Minnesota. Was named Most Outstanding Player of the region in the Elite Eight my freshman year. After my sophomore year I transferred to UCLA. In my junior year we won the national championship and I was named PAC 12 honorable mention. In my senior year I was named First Team All American, PAC 12 team, AVCA All Pacific a Regional team, NCAA POW. Next I went to PR to play professionally. I was named to the PR All Star Team. For the 2013-2014 year I played in Poland. Finished the first half the season leading in kills and points but then got injured. Played with the national team this past summer and was named MVP and Best Spiker at the World Championship Qualifications. Now I play in Baku!
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MOST GRATEFUL TODAY FOR:
Volleyball as a vehicle & her family!
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood." - Stephen Covey
MOST INFLUENTIAL MENTOR(S) IN HER LIFE:
Her Father (He's also her first coach)
Key Discussion Points:
- What’s her story and how she got into sports?
- How has she failed?
- When she realized what she wanted to do?
- What is she most excited about?
- COMING SOON
ATHLETE'S TIP JAR
What was holding her back from becoming better?
How She gets rid of negative thoughts:
Sleep & Morning ritual:
How does she adjust to a new city and/or team?
Name THE person you feel has been MOST influential in your life to reach higher and be better?
Father (Her coach also)
A learning resource you love to use...
I love reading books on nutrition, for example "It Starts With Food" or "Animal Vegetable Miracle"
Give a tool/habit you love to use to stay healthy:
Practicing yoga and breathing techniques for relaxation
A useful tool or tip for eating on the go -OR- for traveling in general?
Planning ahead and packing foods that will allow you to feel comfortable and confident regardless of your location
Most Grateful For:
Key Person In Her Life:
Charity/Organizations They Add Value to:
I really enjoy running camps in the summers while I am back at home. I love giving back to the community that raised me. I also enjoy being able to donate shirts, shorts, extra knee pads, bags, jackets, etc. to the woman's shelter after each season. We are always given so much!