From Taiwan to Alaska, Miya Ohms is ready to play volleyball for UAF
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The distance between Taichung, Taiwan and Fairbanks, Alaska is 4,759 miles which is how far Miya Ohms has travelled to play volleyball for the Alaska Nanooks.
“I lived in Taiwan and prior to that I lived in Washington state. So I’m kind of like used to moving around and I like being in new places," said Ohms. “It’s different but it’s good.”
Ohms joins the Nanooks after one of the strangest offseasons in college sports history amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Collegiate Athletic Association cancelled the volleyball season due to coronavirus concerns. Despite the lack of a fall season, the players are in the Patty Center preparing for the conference-only schedule with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
“So, due to COVID we have like pods that we practice in so I haven’t met all my teammates,” said Ohms. “The ones I have met have been super welcoming and have really pushed me in practice.”
The Alaska Nanooks 2020 recruiting class is chock-full of talent that Head Coach Brian Scott has brought together. Ohms is among them as a 5-9 hitter from the Morrison Academy, who dominated in her time in the Asia Christian Schools Conference, including 392 kills in her final season.
"Just, I guess being part of a team I think that aspect is really cool especially in season so I’m excited for that.” said Ohms.
The GNAC has not released a volleyball schedule yet, but there are talks to have the season start in January.
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