Athlete Spotlight: Bailey Webstar
Bailey Webstar is an African American woman who was born in Hard Rock, Texas but was raised in and grew up in Baltimore Maryland. She's a beast in volleyball and has the stats to prove that!
The 29 year old stands at 6’3 and has been winning awards for her skills since 2011, although she has been well acknowledged before then. Some of the awards she won are “2013 Volleyball Magazine All-America First Team and AVCA Second-Team All-America honors ,2013 NCAA Lincoln Regional Most Outstanding Player ,2013 Capital One Academic All-America Third Team honoree , also to the AVCA All-Southwest Region and All-Big 12 First Teams in 2013, 2013 Senior CLASS Award finalist , earned 2012 AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-America first team honors , 2012 NCAA Tournament most outstanding player , 2012 NCAA All-Tournament Team, All-Central Region and All-Big 12 First Team honors, named 2012 NCAA Austin Regional most outstanding player, 2012 Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year along with being named to the All-Big 12 Preseason Team” and trust me, there are many many more to continue the list.
Webster graduated from high school early and attended the University of Texas where her volleyball career began to expand even more after she was named one of the top high school volleyball recruits in the country. It is no doubt that throughout her whole career, she has been anything less than spectacular.
The Alcalde even considered her to be “queen of the court” when they did an article about her. Each year she has left a mark on the people that are rooting for her. She has even made it to the grand prix in 2014 with her university. Webster sustained an injury in 2010 but that didn’t set her back at all. She is the definition of the quote “minor setback for major comeback”. In history, female athletes weren’t getting recognized as much as the males, but with women like Bailey, it’s almost hard to not want to watch. She has set the tone for female volleyball players in multiple ways and her determination to be great gives younger girls motivation to do what they want and to make sure they always do their best.
Bailey is still playing volleyball for the United States women’s national volleyball team where she is slaying the court per usual. Her fan base has grown throughout the years and seems to only be getting larger.