Northridge senior Gracie Huver has decided to continue her volleyball career at West Alabama.

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Huver had an interesting journey to get to this point. She started playing in fifth grade because her mom wanted her to be active. After not really enjoying the sport to begin with, she slowly fell in love with volleyball, managing the middle school team as a sixth grader. She decided to try out in seventh grade and although she didn't make the team, she was blessed to make the travel team.

As her passion continued to grow, she continued to work hard on her craft. Making the school team in eighth grade but not the travel team only drove her to get better. With a prayer, she jokes she made the junior varsity in ninth grade. Continuing to grind through trials and tribulations she pushed herself to be better.

"At times, not playing or getting benched were hard, but I knew what I wanted to achieve," said Huver. "I never gave up."

With all her hard work and determination, she received the opportunity to play at the next level from four schools.

She chose West Alabama due to head coach John Schmidt, who has a great track record, and the opportunity to study marine biology.

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