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Pair of former Jayhawks taking volleyball skills overseas

August 11, 2010

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In just a couple days, two former Kansas University volleyball players will travel to Europe to begin another season of professional volleyball.

Former Jayhawks Emily Brown (2004-07) and Savannah Noyes (2005-08) will both be playing in France during the 2010-11 season.

Brown will leave for St. Raphael on Aug. 13, while Noyes leaves two days later and will be playing just five hours west in Albi.

The 2010-11 season will mark Brown’s third stint overseas and Noyes’ second. The European volleyball circuit runs from late August until May.

Brown and Noyes will practice Monday-Friday, and play on Saturdays.

“I work for two hours a day practicing volleyball, which gives me 22 hours a day to entertain myself in a foreign land,” Brown said of her schedule. “It’s pretty good.”

During those 22 hours of free time, Brown and Noyes said they like to travel.

“I’m excited to go to France because a lot of French words sound similar to English,” added Noyes, who played in Slovakia last season.

The duo also spends a lot of time on the computer.

“People make fun of me saying, ‘You’re always on Facebook. You're always on Gmail chat,’” Brown said. “That’s my connection to the U.S. That’s where we watch TV and movies. Everything is on my computer.”

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