Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina volleyball is nearly a full week into preseason practice for the 2019 season. The Catamounts are just under two weeks away from an exhibition match against Anderson at the Ramsey Center on August 26 before opening the regular season August 30 at the Georgia State Invitational.


In the first of the Catamount volleyball series, #CatamountCountry is being introduced to Abigail Veit, a senior outside hitter from Cary, N.C.


Name: Abigail Veit

Major: Business Management and Entrepreneurship (Double Major)


What is your nickname?

Veit: Gail

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Veit: Banana Pudding


What is your favorite animal at the zoo?

Veit: The ones that get released back to the wild.


Which team do you pick in Madden?

Veit: Chicago Bears


What is your favorite off-season activity?

Veit: Traveling


If you were a superhero, what powers would you want
: To be Iron Man.


What is your favorite holiday?
: 4th of July.


Which teammates make you laugh the most?

Veit: Merry Gebel, Meagan Sanchez and Noelle Soldo.


What motivates you to work hard?

Veit: Feelings of accomplishment when you reach your goals.


As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Veit: A flower.


What was the best advice you were ever given?

Veit: Don’t sweat the small stuff.


Three positive words to describe you.

Veit: Studious, happy, hungry.


One major goal for the 2019 season?

Veit: Beat Appalachian State.


What has been your favorite class to take at WCU?

Veit: Alpine Skiing.


What’s your favorite part about being a student-athlete at Western Carolina?

Veit: All the cool gear we get and meeting alumni at events like the scholarship gala.


What is your favorite quote or saying from head coach Karen Glover?
Veit: “
That was shade” or “Mic Drop”

What has been your favorite athletics moment at Western Carolina?
Beating Appalachian State freshman year.


What will you miss MOST about being a Catamount?

Veit: Not adulting too hard.


What does your athletic scholarship mean to you?

Veit: Starting my life debt-free.