The Lady Bisons recruited four freshman to play for the Lady Bisons this year, one of them being 6 foot tall, high school All-American Megan Kuper.
The outside hitter has appeared in 16 of Lipscomb’s 17 games this season. Kuper has 31 kills and 13 service aces, which are both highs among the newcomers.
“It’s been an amazing experience, and it’s a privilege that I have the opportunity to be apart of [the team],” Kuper said.
In 2016, Kuper, an Olathe, Kansas native, led her high school team to the Kansas 6A State Championship.
Kuper noted that part of her transition from high school to college has been getting used to traveling and playing competitive games throughout the school week.
“The major difference between high school and college is the level of competitiveness and faster speed of the game at the college level,” she said. “It’s been hard getting used to missing so much school but the teachers and my teammates help me stay on top of it.”
Despite the amount of missed classes and extra work, Kuper said having a team to support her helps a lot.
“From the day I got here, we all became so close,” Kuper said. “They are my favorite people to be with every day, and I don’t get tired of them.”
Her best performance of the season came at Florida on Sept. 16, when she had seven kills, two services aces and 26 total attack attempts.
“I’m looking forward to all the experiences I’ll be exposed to and all the memories I will gain from the girls and coaches,” she said.
Lipscomb currently has an 8-9 record and sits in fourth place in the ASUN standings. Fans will have a chance to see Kuper when the Lady Bisons return to Nashville for a match at Belmont on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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