Norman’s Bailey Corbett: Driven Athlete of the Month – Presented by Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Norman

By Ryan Stone

The Norman Driven Athlete of the Month is Bailey Corbett a volleyball player for Norman High School. Corbett is entering her junior season as an outside hitter for the lady tigers. She has helped lead Norman to a 5-4 record so far, which has the team expecting big things.

“A major goal we want to get is to have more wins than losses and just go to state because that would be amazing. The way things are moving right now we’re getting close as a team, if things keep moving this way, I think those goals are easily achievable for us,” said Corbett.

Bailey’s performance on the court has already earned her a scholarship offer from Southwestern College in Kansas. Bailey also plays an important role as a leader for the Lady Tigers.

“My major goal is just to be the most positive player on the court,” said Corbett, “I just want to be the one that everyone looks to and know that we’re okay and can keep moving forward. In my eye’s leadership is about being positive and not critical, I think that should be left to the coach, so I just try to keep everyone positive and after a mistake just say get the next ball.”

The Corbett household gets interesting when Norman takes on archrival Norman North. Phil Corbett, Bailey’s dad, is an assistant coach for Norman North volleyball.

“It definitely brings out the competitiveness and with North being our biggest rival anyway it makes it even better because you just want to beat your dad. I just shut him out during that week (laughs),” said Corbett.

Outside of volleyball Bailey does well in the classroom with a 3.3 GPA. She is involved in Link Crew, helping freshmen get acclimated at Norman. After high school she plans to pursue being a veterinarian or a lawyer.