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Emma Schieck plays Paralympic Sitting Volleyball. Photo courtesy of World ParaVolley.

UNC sophomore in Toyko Paralympics represents next generation of sitting volleyball

UNC sophomore Emma Schieck is part of the next generation of the United States’ sitting volleyball program. Born with a brachial plexus injury that restricts movement in her left arm, Schieck played standing volleyball her whole life before trying sitting volleyball in 2017. Sitting volleyball is an alternative to standing volleyball, with a lower net, smaller court and players that are only allowed to move using their arms. Schieck joined the Women's Sitting National Team after being invited by the coach to train with them.  The Tokyo Games mark the first time Paralympic medalists will be paid the same as Olympic medalists. The Paralympic Games are set to begin Aug. 24.  

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