Name: Justine Wong Orantes
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Libero
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Cypress, California
High School: Los Alamitos High School
College: Nebraska
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Most Notable

  • Two-time AVCA All-America First Team (2015 and 2016)
  • NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after helping Nebraska to NCAA title (2015)
  • Was a standout beach player, competing in the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Youth World Championships in Croatia, finishing in a tie for ninth with her partner Sara Hughes

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

  • 2017: Pan American Cup (Gold); FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Place); USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil; FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Bronze)
  • 2016: Pan American Cup (Bronze)

Did You Know:

  • Nebraska Female Athlete of the Year (All Sports, 2016-17)
  • Was the youngest known player to ever earn a AAA CBVA rating after winning a AAA beach tournament at the age of 12 with partner Summer Ross
  • Was a four-year starter at setter for her high school team, Los Alamitos in Cypress, California
  • Graduated from Nebraska in December 2016 with degree in child, youth and family studies
  • Started playing indoor volleyball when she was 6-years-old

Favorites Food: Pizza, Mexican and ice cream ... Music Type: Basically everything ... Favorite Movie: Horrible Bosses 2 ... Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant

Hobbies and Interests Netflix, going to the beach and coaching

Most Admired Person: Her mother because "she has made so many sacrifices for me to be where I am today.

Happiest Moment in Life: Winning a NCAA National Championship in 2015 with University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska.

Path to the Podium

  • Started playing indoor volleyball at age six and joined Mizuno Long Beach
  • Was the youngest known player to ever earn a AAA CBVA rating after winning a AAA beach tournament at the age of 12 with partner Summer Ross
  • Finished ninth at the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Youth World Championship with partner Sara Hughes
  • Was a four-year starter at setter for her high school team, Los Alamitos in Cypress, California
  • Two-time AVCA First-Team All-American playing at the University of Nebraska, helping the Huskers to the 2015 NCAA title
  • University of Nebraska Female Athlete of the Year (All Sports, 2016-17)
  • Made debut with U.S. Women’s National Team at 2016 Pan American Cup

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