Brielle Sterns has won the last two Arizona Division II state 100-meter hurdle championships and the Sahuaro junior is also one of the top middle blockers in the state so it was a natural choice for her to pick a college willing to let her compete in track and volleyball.
New Mexico State has given her that chance and Sterns jumped on the opportunity.
“My family and I feel blessed that I am able to follow in the footsteps of my two brothers in becoming a Division I athlete,” Sterns said.
“Because I am only 5-foot-10 I wanted to prove that you do not have to be 6-2 or 6-4 to play D-I volleyball. It’s about talent, heart and hard work. So it really means a lot to my parents and my brothers are very proud. I will be running the hurdles for sure at NMSU and maybe the jumps and relays as well,” she added.
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