This week Vikings Athletics caught up with fourth-year men’s volleyball outside hitter Connor Sinnamon to hear about his plans after graduation and how he got his start in the sport.
Q: What is your program of study and what do you hope to do with that degree?
CS: I am in my fourth-year at Augustana and working towards a bachelor of economics degree with a specialty in Management. Although I have nothing set in stone, I would like to use my degree to pursue a career that I am passionate about.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in your volleyball career?
CS: As this is my last year at Augustana, my volleyball career, as an athlete, is quickly coming to an end. However, I would love to give back to the volleyball community by coaching other athletes!
Q: How did you get your start in volleyball?
CS: I was introduced to volleyball by a good friend of mine back when I was 13. He convinced me to try out for CAKVC (Central Alberta Kings Volleyball Club) and I have been playing ever since.
Q: Why did you choose to become a Viking?
CS: My family has history in Camrose so I thought returning would provide me with some unique opportunities. Also, the things I heard about the Vikings, as well as Augustana, were very appealing. Fun fact, I actually didn’t apply to any other schools after I graduated high school.
Q: What is the best thing about being a Viking?
CS: The people. The hundreds of new connections that being a Viking has allowed me to make is invaluable.
Q: How do you spend your free time when you are not in the gym or on the court?
CS: You will usually find me hanging out with my teammates and friends. However lately, it has been hard to do, so I hang out with them online! If I’m not with my friends you can find me riding around town on my motorcycle!
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
CS: Never be afraid to ask!
Q: Who has influenced your volleyball career and/or life the most?
CS: Although I have had many influential people impact my volleyball career, the one who drove my passion for the game the most was my high school coach A.J Mahoney.
You can hear more from Vikings athletes and coaches Friday mornings with Scott Mitchell on New Country 98.1.