Edmond North’s Kamryn Bacus – Volleyball Spotlight Presented by Iron Nation Harley-Davidson

By Derrick Smith

The life of a high school student athlete is a delicate balance. They have to keep their grades up so they can stay eligible to play, while also continuing to practice and get better. Kamryn Bacus says that while this is all important, it can be tough to keep a social life.

“It has taken a lot of sacrifice, hard work, and dedication to get where I am,” she said. “A lot of times while my friends would be hanging out or going to the movies, I would be in the gym. It is not always easy, but the payoff is so much greater.”

Bacus is a senior at Edmond North High School, where she is a member of the Lady Huskies volleyball team. She has played volleyball for eight years. 

Kamryn says that she has had a few different role models in her life, but there are two that have made the biggest impact. That would be her parents, Greg and Richelle Bacus. 

“They work extremely hard and go all in on everything they do,” she said. “They are extremely persistent & are willing to do whatever it takes to help me achieve my own personal goals.”

And one of those goals that Kamryn had set for herself, will come true after she graduates high school, as she has committed to play volleyball at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. 

“I set a goal when I was twelve years old that one day I would play division one volleyball,” she stated. “Ever since I set that goal, I was sure to do whatever it would take to be able to get there.”

Outside of volleyball, Bacus is also involved with IMPACT, which stands for Influencing My Peers As a Christian Teen. 

“It is a weekly bible study shared between all of the Edmond schools and Deer Creek. It is a time of fellowship, worship, and amazing messages.”