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Claire Smith Commits to South Dakota School of Mines

By NORCO, 12/30/19, 1:15PM MST


Congratulations to Claire Smith - a NORCO player since 2015, Claire has verbally committed to South Dakota School of Mines!

My recruiting process: I had decided upon my school much before I had made the decision of playing volleyball in college. I knew it would be difficult playing at such a high level while pursuing a difficult major, so instead of focusing on the athletics I picked a school with the best possible academic program. It felt great to know I had my plan for school, and the more I thought about it the more I realized everyone in athletics had a difficult major and if I wanted to play volleyball this would be my best opportunity to do so. After meeting the coaches and the team on campus, I had a good feeling about continuing my athletics. SD Mines provided me with everything I was looking for, a strong academic program, great location, and amazing team. I knew this was the place I wanted to be, and I was given a great opportunity to continue playing the game I love, it was easy to know I made the right decision for my future.