ATLANTA - The inaugural home sand volleyball match is just 9 days away on Tuesday, March 12 at 5 p.m. against Mercer on the new courts behind the Sports Arena. One of the first 25 NCAA institutions to start the sport that was the highest watched event at the summer Olympics, Georgia State is proud to be a part of history. 

In anticipation, we are counting down the very first home match for the Panthers by introducing the 12 members of the team. 

Freshman Jansen Button is from Menifee, Calif., and was a four-year letterwinner at Paloma Valley High School. She set two school records during her indoor volleyball career, for 530 career varsity digs and 237 varsity games played. 


Q & A with Jansen

Why did you choose Georgia State University?

JB: I chose Georgia State because of the opportunity to play sand volleyball and for the coaches.

What experience do you have in the sand volleyball arena, as well as indoor volleyball experience?

JB: I have four years of indoor volleyball experience and played sand club sand volleyball.

What are you trying to accomplish this season, from a personal standpoint and from a team standpoint?

JB: I'm trying to become more of a threat as a player and to go to the championships as a team.

Who are your role models and why?

JB: My sisters are my role models because they are both unique.

If you could have any super power what would it be and why?

JB: I would want to be a mind reader.