As soon as she steps onto the court, freshman Beth Nordhorn stands out. And it’s not just because she’s 6-foot-6.
The impact of her size on the game is immediate. In the No. 8 North Carolina volleyball team's 3-0 sweep against N.C. State (14-11, 3-10 ACC) on Thursday night, Nordhorn recorded two block assists moments after stepping onto the floor. A few minutes later, she skied into the air and wind-milled the ball into the center of the court for her second point.
“It’s awesome, my parents always stressed how great being tall was,” Nordhorn said.
Nordhorn’s night concluded after only a few minutes, as she resumed her place on the bench. The freshman has played sparse minutes the entire season due to the talent UNC (21-2, 12-1 ACC) has at middle blocker.