Savannah Ebarb, Georgia State University


Ebarb’s individual table in the Plano West Auditorium

Savannah Ebarb signed with Georgia State for Beach Volleyball on November 9th in the Auditorium.

She started playing beach volleyball when she was 12, but had been playing indoor volleyball beforehand. From then on, she knew she fell in love with the sport and aimed to play in college.

“When I first started playing, I was extremely hard on myself and I would let that affect my game, but I knew I had to get over that if I wanted to be successful and play in college,” said Ebarb. “It took some time but I was able to overcome it, and I definitely think I wouldn’t be where I am if I didn’t.” 

Ebarb believes that remembering that there is always something bigger to work for and that everything happens for a reason has kept her motivated through the ups and downs of her high school sports career.

Sure enough, Ebarb began getting offers to play in college, and Georgia State caught her eye.

“The coaching staff at Georgia State is so amazing, and I can’t wait to get coached by them,” said Ebarb. “Also, as soon as I visited Georgia State I loved how the campus had a city feel, and I loved Atlanta in general.” 

Ebarb believes that her parents played a major role in supporting her beach volleyball journey, especially since the sport isn’t traditionally played in high school.

“I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me and challenging me to put my best foot forward in everything I do,” said Ebarb.

Ebarb believes that West has given her a good foundation for her high school beach volleyball career, since she’s learned to balance rigorous academics, tiring athletics, and a thriving social life all at the same time.

“My favorite memory from being at West is all of the Friday Night Lights I got to experience,” said Ebarb.

Besides beach volleyball, she plans to major in business to pursue a career in marketing for professional sports teams.