Wittman starts season with optimism


Since the third grade, Abby Wittman has had a volleyball in her hand. Volleyball runs in the family though, as her mother is a coach.

During her sixth grade year, Wittman started playing competitively in club ball. By her eighth grade year, she was attending college camps. It was also during Wittman’s eighth grade year that she met Coach Herron.

Whittman and Herron kept in contact throughout the years and he eventually offered her a scholarship to play for him at Washburn. Although, Herron is not the only one taking note of Wittman.

“Abby is very energetic and smart on the court,” said teammate Makayla Maxwell. “She has great court awareness.”

When Wittman is not on the hardwood, she is studying Human Services. She plans to work with the underprivileged and leave an influence on youth. After graduating, Wittman plans to go on to gain her graduate degree somewhere outside of Kansas. She contemplates traveling the world as well, but plans on returning to Kansas eventually.

For fun, Wittman likes to go to the zoo and play with her dogs when she gets a chance to go home. To go along with her down to earth personality, she enjoys hanging out with friends and going with the flow of things.

As for things WU volleyball fans might not know about Wittman, she can blow spit bubbles off her tongue.

Wittman has high hopes for the season. Even though, there may be a struggle from losing key players, Wittman believes the Ichabods are just as strong this season as last.

Having a winning record is a top priority, as well as being in the top three in conference play. Whittman adds that the team has done a great job of obtaining that goal the past few seasons.

Wittman and the rest of the Bods plan to add to the impressive history books of WU Volleyball.