Horwath overcomes injuries to succeed


Bri Horwath Senior right side hitter

By Danielle Brown

Senior hitter stays humble and hails teammates

DeKALB | Senior volleyball player Bri Horwath has fallen out of the lineup several times because of injury during her time with the Huskies, has come back strong this year after being sidelined because of injury last season. The right side hitter has been a contributor for the Huskies on the defensive end, delivering strong blocks against opponents and making a strong impact during her senior year.For Horwath, volleyball hasn’t always been her primary passion, as she began her athletic career playing softball in junior high. It wasn’t until her cousin handed her a volleyball at a family event that her volleyball career would begin.Athletics has always been important in the Horwath family; her dad played three sports in high school, and her mom was a dancer and a cheerleader. Also, Horwath’s brother wrestled at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and her sister was a varsity athlete until she tore her shoulder.This is Horwath’s first year as a consistent starter and player for the Huskies. Horwath is healthy this season and only wants her team to keep winning. This team is important to her and is more unique than other teams she has been on.

“We’re a lot closer,” Horwath said. “We all spend as much time as possible together, and there are little amounts of drama.”

Horwath gives her team a lot of credit for the support they have given her in all of her recognition, announcements and credit she has received. Horwath is a very humble player who is always looking for a way to praise her team for its success.

Aside from volleyball, Horwath is also serious about her education. She is a corporate communication major with a minor in deafness rehabilitation and a marketing certificate.

“I want to work with professional sports advertising marketing and schools for the deaf by having them participate with athletes,” Horwath said.

Her career interest was sparked when Horwath began taking deaf classes in high school.

Horwath and the rest of the Huskies will be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in team history beginning with a match against the University of Missouri 6:30 p.m. today in Columbia, Missouri.