South Charlotte Sports Report - August 22, 2019
Providence Day School senior volleyball player Aubrey Briggs always finds a way to succeed on the volleyball court and inside the classroom. The daughter of Scott Briggs and Susan Zurosky and stepfather, Kirk Zurosky, plays the Libero position for the Chargers and she is ready for a successful senior season. During her sophomore year Aubrey was presented with a choice from her volleyball coach and the decision she made changed her trajectory as a player.
“At the end of tryouts, I was given the choice to either be a part of the varsity team where I would not get any playing time but I would be a practice player, or I could have a starting role on the JV team. I had worked very hard the previous season as well as all summer in order to earn a role on the varsity team, so I knew I could not pass up the opportunity my coach had given me, and I was determined to prove her wrong. By the end of the season, I was the starting Libero.”
That determination to succeed has been at the core of much of Aubrey’s success in life. Aubrey was born with an inverted femur and an extraverted tibia and fibula which causes her knee to be crooked. It causes one leg to be weaker than the other. It’s forced her to learn how to adjust and overcome the challenge to succeed on the court.
“I never let that stop me from doing what I love, being part of a team that is my second family.” While a very successful volleyball player, Aubrey is well-rounded and has many other interests in life. This summer has been very busy for Aubrey chasing many of the things she enjoys most. “I enjoy traveling the world more than anything else, and this summer took me to Iceland. I traveled with my school on a road trip across all the island from the highlands to the geothermal baths, and every second was beautiful. We spent a week and a half exploring the best views nature has to offer, hiking glaciers and traversing waterfalls. It was an adventure with some of my best friends that I will never forget. Shortly after my trip to Iceland, I flew to New York City with my mom to tour a few art schools for college since I am going into my senior year. I got to see the big city for the first time and explore my options for where I may want to spend the next four or so years.”
Aubrey has a real passion for fashion design and was presented with a wonderful opportunity this summer to explore and learn.
“One of the highlights of my summer was staying in San Francisco, California for a month. I attended a pre-college program at the Academy of Art University to help build my portfolio and prepare me for college. It was absolutely amazing, and I learned so much from my friends and fellow students, as well as the wonderful teachers and professionals I had the opportunity to work with.”
Aubrey has worked in the design department of the Providence Day School theater program since middle school. She has participated in everything from constructing garments to being a lead designer. From the homecoming dance freshman year to the Sadie Hawkins Dance sophomore year and Prom junior year, Aubrey has made her own dresses for each occasion. From designing them to choosing fabrics and sewing them at home with her commercial sewing machine,
Aubrey has taken the dresses from a concept to reality. Aubrey also succeeds in the classroom with a 4.2 grade point average and she is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. She is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Multi-Cultural Club. Aubrey plans to attend an art school for fashion, design and photography studies following graduation from Providence Day.
The South Charlotte Sports Report salutes Aubrey Briggs for her commitment to being a well-rounded and successful student as well as her determination to overcoming obstacles to succeed on the volleyball court. Have a great senior year Aubrey!