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IU Volleyball Comes to LaPorte

(LaPorte) -

Volleyball coaches from Indiana University were in LaPorte this week running a camp for aspiring volleyball stars.

The camp took place on Thursday at Dunes Events Center.

Krista Vansant is an assistant coach for the Hoosiers. She and another coach came up from Bloomington to run the camp.

"We are running camps for middle school-aged kids," Vansant says. "just to be able to come in, touch the ball, since they had no real time to play in the spring with everything going on. So we just wanted to get some kids in the gym, out of the house, get a little sweaty, play some volleyball, just work with some cool young kids."

Vansant says they had about 50 girls in two different groups spread throughout the facility learning basic skills.

She says the visit was all about education, not recruiting, since the NCAA has strict rules about that this time of year.

And Vansant knows her stuff. She was the 2013 collegiate player of the year and an alternate for the 2016 Olympic team.

One of Indiana’s current players, senior Bayli Lebo, is a LaPorte graduate.

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