Brandon Bobcat grad signs pro contract
BRANDON, MB – Erin Visch-Krahn set a number of firsts in
her time at Brandon University. She was one of Head Coach Lee
Carter’s first recruits to the women’s volleyball team
in school history. She was the first five year player to graduate
after enrolling in the program when it started in 2005. Soon
she’ll be adding another first to the list. Visch-Krahn
signed a pro contract with Engelholm VS of the Swedish
women’s elite league making her the first Ladycat grad to go
overseas to play professional volleyball.
“I’m beyond excited for this opportunity,” says Visch-Krahn. “It will be one of the biggest challenges of my life, but I’m really excited.”
Visch-Krahn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon University in spring of 2010. She attributes her playing days with the Bobcats as part of the reason for her success.
“When I came to BU I was a pretty raw volleyball player but playing at the CIS level helped me develop,” says Visch-Krahn. “The program made me a better volleyball player during my five years in Brandon.”
Visch-Krahn’s contract is a one-year deal that will have her play in Sweden from September 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011. She’ll be replacing former Alberta Pandas middle Jen Telfer, another Canadian who played four years with Engelholm.
“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to live, travel and play in Europe, but most of all I’m looking forward to challenging myself so that I continue to develop in my volleyball career,” says Visch-Krahn.
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