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Video: Stevi Robinson Talks Transition

By BJ Evans | March 05, 2014, 12:33 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 5, 2014) – Stevi (pronounced Steevee) Robinson has already had an impressive career in volleyball, including winning the pairs title at the 2013 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship.

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Now she’s hoping to extend that career with the U.S. Women’s National Team. Robinson, a libero, was asked to train with the U.S. Women after participating in the U.S. Women’s Open Tryouts on Feb. 21-23.

In the video above, filmed before the tryouts began, Robinson (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) discusses her transition from indoor to sand and back again.

Robinson played indoors for Pepperdine from 2008-11 and left the program as the all-time digs leader. During that time she also competed for the sand team, finishing second at the USA Volleyball Beach Collegiate Challenge in 2009 with Kim Hill and in 2011 with Emily Cook.

In 2012, she competed solely for the sand team and went 19-6 with partner Kelley Larsen and competed in that year’s AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship.

For 2013, she transferred to USC to get her master’s degree and use her final year of sand volleyball eligibility. She and partner Kirby Burnham went 25-4 in dual matches and won pairs title at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship. Robinson and Burnham became USC’s first-ever women’s sand volleyball All-Americans.

Later in the summer, Robinson and Caitlin Ledoux competed for USAV Beach at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, where they finished ninth.

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