Former Husker Kelsey Robinson grateful to be back home
The former Husker and current member of USA volleyball had been competing for her club team in Turkey until last Thursday.
Kelsey Robinson is grateful to be back home in the United State.
The former Husker and current member of USA volleyball had been competing for her club team in Turkey until last Thursday. She returned to her home in Los Angeles on Saturday.
“I’ve lived in Turkey for three years, so I had to literally pack up within 12 hours and get on a plane,” Robinson said. “Pack my life up which was kind of sad.”
The Turkish league Robinson plays in just suspended play last week, delaying competition through April.
“We were like the only league in the world at that point that was continuing,” Robinson said, as she continued to compete despite the unknown around her in the sports world. “It’s not easy when you are under contract. Also, I have no control, the league is still playing. So there was nothing I could do until it got completely postponed.”
Robinson did worry when the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States.
“In Turkey, you’re fine all day,” she said. “And then when Americans wake up and all the news starts to happen, then you get stressed out and panicked. It’s just like a huge emotional roller coaster.”
However, Robinson is grateful to be home now with friends and family, especially after being apart of the hustle and bustle that comes with being a professional volleyball player.
“I think it’s really slowed things down for me. Just allowed me to connect with the people I love.” Robinson said. “I call my grandparents like every day and my parents. Just having that time, I’ve been really appreciative of.”