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Bio on one of CEVA's Most Resilient players, Tiffany Chandler

Name: Tiffany Chandler

Age: 15

School: La Center High School

Club: Excel NW Volleyball

What are your favorite things to do outside of volleyball and/or other hobbies?

Besides volleyball, I love to wrestle, and be with animals.I've been wrestling since I was in the 4th grade.As a freshman, I earned my way to Regionals and lettered. I love animals too.I enjoy spending time at the Humane Society and petting the cats.My cat was adopted from the humane society.I hope to officially volunteer soon.

What has been the best part of your club volleyball experience?

The best part of volleyball is seeing the improvement in myself and my team.It was great to see it displayed on court when we competed at Nationals in 2018.

What are your life goals?

My biggest life goal is to never stop having drive.I want to always be driven; always stay intense.

Favorite quote?

You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

Your biggest accomplishment?

Starting an annual collection for children at the Randall Children's Hospital donations in my school and community.I started it in memory of my sister, and it has grown.Businesses contribute, my school contributes, my community contributes.In 2018, we contributed 1,253 toys, play-dough, coloring books, etc.That was before my school contributed and almost doubled the contribution. Randall Children's Hospital treated my sister and my family better than anybody could expect.

Best advice you've been given?

When your tired, find it deep within you to dig deeper and finish stronger than you began. (Marcy Gilchrist - Club Volleyball Coach)

What is the coolest place you have visited?

Washington State University's - Mom's weekend with the fam.It was really cool to get to see college life and get to hang out with my cousins (students at WSU) and my aunt.

What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

An ideal weekend would include volleyball practice, hang out with friends and then, if I could squeeze in a little time at the humane society, even better.

Who inspires you to be better and why?

My high school teammate, Laynie Erickson inspires me.She inspires me to be better because she is true to herself, and is truly an inspiring person to watch play. Her work ethic is amazing, and she naturally leads the team. I am taking advantage of her last high school season to really get to understand how she does it.She will always do what she sets her mind to.

What is the best compliment you've received?

I wish everyone tried and worked as hard as you do.(Cymany O'Brien - HS Varsity Coach)

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?

You have no right to make other people feel as though they are less than you.

What is the toughest challenge you have faced?

Pushing through challenges of losing of my sister and dad to suicide as well as mental struggles.

Random fact about yourself/something you want people to know about you:

I've had 3 concussions, 9 broken bones and bit through my tongue.

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