My name is Laura Shoopman. I am a current 4th year student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

I am on the Women’s Volleyball team and am pursuing a dual-degree in both Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

Hey friend, welcome to Beyond The Net.

Here, it’s our goal to share the stories and experiences close to the hearts of student-athletes.

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What led me to create Beyond The Net was my passion for the story behind the sport. As someone who has transferred, found my footing, and had to go through a lot of personal growth, I know that there is more than what the fans see out on the court or field.

What started as a school project has turned into a community of support and encouragement.