After the thrilled season just concluded, for the Italian volleyball pair Federica Frasca and Margherita Bianchin there is one more achievement: the AVCA BVB All-America Honors.
It was on a visit to the United States for a volleyball tournament when Ludovica realized her next chapter in life would take her to America. After completing her student-athlete experience and graduating with a degree in forensic science with a chemistry minor, Ludovica Centro recalls her days as an athlete at Long Island University in New York.
The Beginning of the American Adventure
Matteo Polimeno, born in 1992, is a student-athlete, that in 2014, decided to further his sporting and academic career in the United States. He left the Italian university of which he was attending to pursue his dream of playing basketball. Matteo is still in the United States, pursuing a Master's degree at San Diego State University. The following article describes his experience as a Sportlinx360 athlete.
Who said that the end of August is also the end of traveling and adventures around the world? It is definitely not so for our student-athletes, those fortunate young, smart and determined athletes who start a new life far away from home. Even though she's been there since January, for Ester Talamazzi (Virginia Tech women's volleyball) her first season just got started.
Sports have always inspired Hollywood and the world of film making. There are hundreds of movies about sports and athletes and, believe or not, also about student-athletes and college sports. Many of these movies are also based on true events. We thought this could be a fun way of learing more about the American college system and what it means to become a student-athlete in the USA.
High School movies
For our student-athletes August is not a month in which they think of holidays, sun and the beach but the time in which they pack, say goodbye to friends and family and get ready to cross the ocean to start their new life adventure in an American college.
After the great presentation "at home" in Rome back in April, Sportlinx360 is determined to finish strong this academic year and continues presenting their project to those (students and their families) who are interested to know how to become a student-athlete in the USA and win an athletic scholarship.
On April 20th in the I2M Factory's meeting room was held the first official presentation of Sportlinx360's activity.
A recent degree in Psycology and her suitcase ready for yet another adventure. Alice Genna was one of the first student-athletes to use the services of Sportlinx360 to play sports and study in the USA with an athletic scholarship. Gratitude, however, runs both ways since for the agency Alice is an example of the ideal student-athlete!
Ailin Donati and Gaia Bellesi have many things in common: they both live in Italy, love to play volleyball, love to study and in a few weeks they will have one more! They both won a full athletic scholarship and will become part or the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University volleyball team located in Tallahassee, Florida.