Jordan Huston was a volleyball player who could always come through in clutch situations for the Bisons. She balanced volleyball with nursing school. She is a regular at Lipscomb athletic events. She spent some time this week with LipscombSports.com.
What years did you play at Lipscomb? Who were your coaches?
"I played from 2011-2014. My coaches were Brandon Rosenthal, Samantha Sullivan, Jeff Wismer, Billy Ebel and Ann Armes."
What is your fondest athletic memory at Lipscomb?
"I can’t decide… first would be winning the A-Sun tournament at home and then going on to the NCAA tournament at Texas A&M. My freshman year we called ourselves the Ochocinco – that was a truly special team.
"My second would be my senior year, when we got the first A-Sun at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Seeing our name pop up on the screen was so rewarding because we worked so hard all year."
Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Lipscomb? How?
"A lot of people influenced my athletic career at Lipscomb, but if I had to choose one I would say Katie Rose. It was the beginning of my freshman year and she said something to me that really shaped how I wanted to be viewed as a player. She just kind of said how she would never yell or get mad if I made a mistake and that it would always be okay. It seems so simple, but it was so comforting and almost motherly. I knew I wanted to have that kind of impact on the players that would come after me too."
What is your fondest non-athletic memory from your time at Lipscomb?
"My fondest non-athletic memory from my time at Lipscomb was when my parents surprised me and brought my grandma to visit my sophomore year. I am extremely close to her and it was the best surprise I could ever ask for. It seems so simple, but it meant the world to me that she got to see where I was going to school."
What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Lipscomb?
"The most valuable things I learned at Lipscomb are hard work and time management. Going through nursing school and playing volleyball was extremely difficult. I had 6-12 hour clinicals and classes only met once a week (usually on travel days or game days). I had to take a lot of tests and quizzes on the road, but my teachers were incredible and helped me any way they could. Trying to organize missed workouts and practices along with studying and homework was pretty crazy sometimes, but it was all worth it."
Who was your favorite professor? Why?
"All of my nursing professors were amazing; it’s hard to pick one. Dr. Bob Spencer stands out because through my two years in the nursing program, he was always there to help and answer questions. He emailed me after I passed my NLCEX saying congratulations and that was so special to me, that even after we have graduated and started another chapter of our lives, they still care so much."
Where do you live now?
"I live here in Nashville. It was a difficult decision to not move home to Chicago, but I knew it was the best thing for me."
Who is your employer? What is your occupation? What does your position entail?
"I work at Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. I’m a nurse and I am the clinical assistant to Dr. David Moore. I work in a clinic setting, but we also take patient phone calls and schedule surgeries."
Tell us about your family.
"My family consists of my older sister Jennifer, my parents Dan and Patti and my grandma Jean, but she’s up in heaven now!"
My email address is jrhuston