Walking in a Winter Wonderland -- Literally!

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: April 05, 2011
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By Katie Mroczenski, freshman middle blocker

After taking a week off for spring break in the middle of March, the volleyball team returned to campus only to be greeted by one of the biggest snowstorms ever in the history of Green Bay which included lightening and thunder. We set a record for a 2-day total of just under 18"! Little bit of a shock considering all the snow was gone when we first returned to campus. Snowstorms and morning practices are a great combination as Katie writes about!

Everyone knows it snows a lot in Wisconsin, but let me tell you, I think it snows even more in Green Bay! We have had several winter storms in the last few months each accumulating about a foot of snow.

The best part, I would have to say, is when the alarm clock goes off at about 5:30 am and you look out the window and find everything covered in snow and absolutely NOTHING plowed! And now you know you have to walk across campus to get to practice -- great warmup! 

So you put on a sweatshirt, winter jacket, gloves, and of course boots and make your way outside. The nice thing about living in the dorms though is that you do not have to shovel a driveway!

Our morning walks over after/during snowstorms have been nothing but memorable to say the least...Leah Van Zeeland, Lyndsay Zabkowicz, and I usually walk over together. There is so much wind in this city it causes the snow drifts to get extremely high...sometimes just getting out of the door is a challenge!  

We have had to walk through drifts up to our waist at times! There was one morning that the Kress parking lot was being plowed and the path we usually use was piled high with snow...we had to climb through it! Don't worry, we all made it across and even got to practice on time.

As much fun as these walks are, we are all definitely looking forward to warm weather and the snow to be gone, but as I am typing this last sentence...it is snowing again -- and it is April!

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