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Lauren Carlini Becomes the First Volleyball Player to Win Prestigious AAU Sullivan Award

Lauren Carlini Becomes the First Volleyball Player to Win Prestigious AAU Sullivan Award

Lauren Carlini wins the AAU Sullivan Award from Women’s Sports & Ent. Network on Vimeo.

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Lauren Carlini, the only four-time All-American in Wisconsin volleyball history, was named the 2017 AAU James E. Sullivan Award winner as the most outstanding U.S. amateur athlete who also demonstrates premier leadership, character and sportsmanship at a reception Tuesday night at the New York Athletic Club. She is the first UW student-athlete to win the prestigious award as well as the first volleyball player, male or female, to win.

“I’m honored to be a part of this group,” Carlini said of her fellow finalists during her acceptance speech. “Everyone knows them as amazing athletes, but they are even more amazing people.

 

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