Britney Baggett Heim '03 played volleyball for Belmont from 1999-2003 and helped the program bridge the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division I. During her time as a Bruin, she played 395 career sets and led the team in kills four times, total blocks twice, and service aces once. Britney currently ranks in the top-five in Belmont volleyball history in career kills (1,214) and career attacks (3,214).
Heim recently spoke to BelmontBruins.com about her career as a Bruin and her current life as a wife, mother, and interior designer in Denver.
Why did you choose Belmont?
After visiting several schools, Belmont just felt like home. On my recruiting trip, I met and hung out with the entire team, including other incoming freshmen that would later become some of my very best friends. I knew I'd found the perfect place for me.
What is your fondest athletic memory at Belmont?
Our game against UCF at Aquinas is my favorite memory. Despite coming out on the losing end after a 5-game battle, it was amazing. I'll never forget the energy of the fans and the players on both sides of the net. It was an unforgettable night.
Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Belmont? How?
My teammates. As the program was going through some growing pains, changing coaches and without a home gym, we always held each other up through the tough times.
What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Belmont?
I gained the most amazing friends. My most treasured memories are off-the-court shenanigans with my teammates. They are forever a part of my life.
What advice would you give to current members of the volleyball team?
Despite the late nights, early wake ups and grueling practices, you will never forget these moments. They will shape who you are and who you'll become. It's the ride of your life. Enjoy every moment. It goes by fast.
Who was your favorite professor and why?
Dan Johnson, no doubt. He was always so kind, patient, funny and caring. When I wasn't playing volleyball, I spent long hours in the art building making friends, memories and a little bit of art too.
Where do you live now?
I live in Lafayette, CO a small suburb between Denver and Boulder.
What is your occupation?
I'm an Interior Designer for Elsy Studios, a commercial interior design firm in Denver. My day-to-day work includes design concept and development, space planning and drafting construction documents for commercial interiors.
Tell us about your family.
My husband, Erik, and I met playing volleyball after college. We have been married for almost 11 years and have two kids, Grayson-8 and Hadley-3.