Gigi Meyer inks with FGCU


Gigi Meyer, second from right, stands with her father Urban, mother Shelley and brother Nathan during her signing with Florida Gulf Coast on Monday.

Aaron Daye/Staff photographer
Published: Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11:47 p.m.

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Gigi Meyer, second from right, stands with her father Urban, mother Shelley and brother Nathan during her signing with Florida Gulf Coast on Monday.

Aaron Daye/Staff photographer

Who: Gigi Meyer

High school: Buchholz

Sport: Volleyball

Position: Setter

Height: 5-foot-6

2010 regular-season statistics: 362 service points (team leader), 56 aces, 171 digs, 69 kills, 826 assists (area leader), 10 blocks

College chosen: Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers

Other schools considered: None

Quotables: “The day I committed to Florida Gulf Coast was the day after I first visited the school. There is a lake there near campus and I am a big wakeboarder! But mostly because I trust the great coaching staff. Growing up having a dad (UF football coach Urban Meyer) involved so heavily in sports was a big plus. I always seemed to be a little better athletically than other girls so my dad always made sure I had a challenge and I thank him for that. I would like to thank my mom, Shelley Meyer, my team and all of my coaches. Coach (Jeff) Reavis' contribution to my success is difficult to put into words right now.” — Gigi Meyer

“Gigi started out playing all boys sports about eight or nine years ago. She would wait for me to come home from work with a cap on, ready to play catch. Now, (Gigi) is part of a great Buchholz team that I think could go a long way (in the playoffs). She is going to have a great life, with or without volleyball, and as for right now, (FGCU) is a better place now that it will have Gigi Meyer.” — Urban Meyer

“(FGCU coach Dave Nichols) knows that she is going to be able to step in and run the team's offense beginning with day one.” — Jeff Reavis

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