Brenau Scholar: Bailey Hicks

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Brenau Scholar Bailey Hicks.
BAILEY HICKS said her friends would probably describe her as a “very quirky” person who doesn’t take herself too seriously, but she can switch her upbeat giggle to a furrowed brow of determination very quickly if the need arises. “I can be serious if I need to be, whether on or off the court,” she says.

This volleyball prodigy has to get serious to juggle the array of commitments she has as a Brenau Scholar and outstanding student, a skill she honed in the many extracurricular activities she participated in at Buford High School in Buford, Ga. In addition to being part of the honors program at Brenau and the Golden Tigers volleyball team, Bailey is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and a Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle leader. As a huddle leader, she leads 15-minute devotionals and Bible study for the cross-country team before meets to help get team members ready to compete.

Bailey chose Brenau because she knew it would help her compete to the best of her ability both on the volleyball court and in the real world. Brenau stuck out to Bailey “volleyball-wise” because her coach is experienced and well respected, and her teammates are very talented. “I get motivated by people who are really passionate about volleyball and can inspire me to be the best player I can be,” she said. “And the total academic atmosphere at Brenau encourages growth, helping me to become the woman I want to be.”

Bailey intends to complete her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Brenau. Her ultimate career goal is to work as a speech therapist for younger children. She said she likes helping people and likes that occupational therapy is very hands on. “I really like seeing people achieve their goals.”

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