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Wednesday October 5th

Volleyball


Grad Student Outside Hitter Nia Robinson (18) spikes the ball in the UNC win against Elon University on September 14, 2021.

Nia Robinson's standout performance helps UNC volleyball stay undefeated, beat Elon 3-0

After transferring from Northwestern, Nia Robinson has made a large impact on UNC volleyball's 9-0 start. During Tuesday's match against Elon, Robinson had 14 kills and finished all three sets with powerful spikes. During her Northwestern career, Robinson was the team leader in hitting percentage at .423 for the 2020-2021 season. The Tar Heels continued their winning streak, moving to 9-0.

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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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