Urban Meyer's Daughter Gigi Eager to Play for FGCU's Volleyball Team
Thursday, August 11, 2011 | by Seth Soffian, Fort Myers News-Press
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FGCU Freshman GiGi Meyer (Photo by John David Emmett/Fort Myers News-Press)
FGCU Freshman GiGi Meyer (Photo by John David Emmett/Fort Myers News-Press)

By Seth Soffian, Fort Myers News-Press

Gigi Meyer certainly seems to share her father’s passion for the game.

At 6:35 a.m. today -- nearly 90 minutes before the FGCU volleyball team’s first practice this season -- the freshman setter arrived early at Alico Arena for conditioning work, an advance meeting and to straighten things in her new locker, a photograph of which she tweeted to friends and her parents a day earlier.

“I was so ready. I was the first one in the gym,” said Meyer, joined in Alico Arena a few minutes later by her three freshmen roommates, all teammates on a revamped FGCU roster. “We were so pumped. Last night we were all talking about how we were so excited to get on the court together.”

While its seven-player incoming class -- five freshmen and two transfers -- is expected to help FGCU rebound from last year’s dismal, injury-marred campaign, Meyer stands out early if only because of her noteworthy father, former Florida football coach Urban Meyer.

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