Sunday Conversation with Kristi Piedimonte (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


Former student-athlete calls attending KSU 'best decision of my life'

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 14, 2018) — It’s a shame, really, that Kristi Piedimonte’s days setting volleyballs have come to an end. Before graduating from Kennesaw State University in December, Piedimonte was named First Team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America, making her the first KSU student in any sport to receive the distinction.

But maybe saying goodbye to her glory days on the court is not such a shame after all. Piedimonte, who graduated with a 4.0 in nursing, is all about teamwork and there are plenty of patients who could use her on their team.

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