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RODRIGUEZ GOMEZ HAS BUILT LONG-LASTING FRIENDSHIPS WITH HER TEAMMATES.

her stay on task and that she needed to visual-

which equaled 18 credit hours per week. She

ize her day-to-day tasks. She eventually found

spent 30 minutes each week with six tutors

that she needed both an electronic and hard

and spent more than five hours on homework.

copy that displayed every detail of her week.

Volleyball strength training and practice took

“They had me put all my grades online in a spreadsheet, use a Google calendar, and a planner to enter in my schedule,� Rodriguez Gomez said. Rodriguez Gomez had to manage six classes,

up at least nine-and-a-half more hours.

While on academic probation, Rodriguez Gomez was prohibited from attending practice. Athletes at USF are required to have an extra hour of study hall for every C they earn. They

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