Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Adios, amiga! Dream comes true for VCU's Parks

Adios, amiga!

Robyn Parks is headed to Spain. The Virginia Commonwealth graduate, who led the Atlantic 10 in scoring and rebounding last season, left Wednesday to play for Gran Canaria, part of the Spanish Women's League.

How excited is Parks?

After learning the news on Monday, she called it "one of the most exciting days of my entire life."

Since graduating last spring, Parks picked up a temporary job back home in Waldorf, Md., all the while planning to go overseas to play ball. Calling the process long and hectic, she got discouraged when originally told she'd leave on Sept. 15 to play in Israel or Turkey. That day came and left. Parks admitted she didn't want to play just anywhere.

"I wanted to go somewhere where I could play against better players, so I could continue to get better," she said.

Admittedly, she lost hope and even when her dad woke her up at 7 a.m. on Monday, she didn't believe him.

"You're going to Spain, girl!" he shouted.

Half awake and sure he was joking, Parks went back to sleep.

"When I finally woke up, my agent confirmed that everything my dad was talking about was true," Parks said.

So Parks finds herself on a plane today for Last Palmas, the capital city of Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands located in northern Spain.

Her first game is Oct. 15. We're thrilled for Robyn and promise to keep you posted on her time there!

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