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Good morning!

I just want to say that I’m finally exercising again. Well, jogging to be specific. I’ve always been off and on with my active life but never kept it going. I did a few work-outs at home before (barely even 15 minutes!). In high school, I was pretty lazy in gym class and for laps, I did more walking then running. The coach didn’t bother, ha ha. Surprisingly, I did play soccer during my junior year (second semester). I was pretty okay! Sadly, they didn’t have sports anymore during my senior year so I was back to laziness. Such a shame.

Today, I did some jogging in the DSAC track. I only did 5 laps, but I’ll do them almost everyday when I have free time. Gotta keep in shape, right? I do need to lose a little bit of fat, too. Ha ha!

Try to be active out there! Have a great day. :)


Hello all! Today is my first blog EVER! Exciting right?! My name is Ava Johnson and I am a Junior here at Fontbonne University. My hometown is Perryville, Missouri. For those of you who don’t know, Perryville is sort of considered to be a farm town. All the boys in town drive trucks (as well as a many of the girls!) and everyone knows EVERYONE. I graduated from Perryville High School in 2009. I love my small town because you can really count on just about anyone for just about anything. I was really nervous in trying to figure out where to go to school. Throughout my high school career I found that my niche was sports. I played volleyball, basketball, and soccer. There was NO WAY I would be able to quit playing when I went away to school. I was very timid when looking for a university that fit me. I didn’t want to be lost in the crowd and labeled as a number. My best friend is a year older than me, and she chose to attend Fontbonne. After visiting her a few times and taking a tour,  I immediately knew Fonty was my fit! The small community feel drew me in right away. The campus was beautiful, the basketball gym huge, and the class sizes small and personal. I consider myself to be a pretty smart person, and I knew that my main concern about school was academics and then athletics. The teachers and advisers I met with were really nice and made me feel completely comfortable and welcome. Not only were the people and academics a perfect fit, but athletics was too! I currently play for the university’s women’s soccer and basketball teams. I love the competition level as well as the commitment and passion my teammates and I have for the sports we play. Fontbonne has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge while at the same time, allow me to play the sports I love!

Until next time,

ava :)

p.s. Tomorrow we play Westminster Girls Basketball team at 6:00! It’s going to be a great game and we’d love to have more fans there!!


Alumni Posts

What a beautiful day..

by Alumni Posts on September 21, 2011

in Athletics

I’m happy to be back blogging again!!  I must say today is a great day.  Days like today are perfect for hanging out on the DSAC patio or in the meadow and maybe add some music in there, too!  The sun is shining and you are just all around happy.  It’s also a great day for soccer.  Tonight the women’s soccer team is playing Westminster on our home field!  So wish us luck, or come out and support! :)


Alumni Posts

New coach, new outcome.

by Alumni Posts on November 1, 2010

in Athletics

Last night, both the Men’s and Women’s soccer teams played one of our conference rivals, Webster University.  Starting the game, I had this feeling that it was going to be a victory. We came out and gave it our all: we played good soccer. We ended up winning 2-1, and even now I am still amped about this win. Why do I feel this way about one game? This victory was the first win against the Gorlocks for the Women’s soccer program in 10 years! This season our new coach, Mike Lagow, was hired. He has pushed us as hard as we could go. All the work that he has had us do is paying off. We are working together more, and we are a completely different team. Our last regular season game is this Saturday at home. The SLIAC playoffs start Wednesday, as we will take on Greenville college. We have come a long way, and we aren’t stopping until we get things done. :)

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