COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland volleyball head coach Adam Hughes has announced the NCAA and Big Ten Conference have granted redshirt sophomore middle blocker Katie Myers a sixth year of eligibility, approving the medical hardship waiver submitted by Maryland.
Myers suffered a season-ending knee injury for the second straight year early in Maryland’s 2017 campaign.
"We are extremely excited to hear that Katie has received another medical hardship,” said Hughes. “We're thankful for both our compliance department and our administration in supporting us through this waiver process. Katie has been an instrumental part of this program even while going through an unfortunate injury. She has been a captain for the last two years because of her leadership both on and off the court and I'm thrilled to have more time to see what she can achieve here at Maryland."
Myers started in 10 matches at middle blocker as a team captain before injury in 2017, posting 58 kills at a .325 clip, 43 blocks and 20 digs.
“I am extremely grateful to be granted this opportunity,” said Myers. “This program and University has had a huge impact on my life but it has only scratched the surface. I trust this team and staff wholeheartedly to take Maryland Volleyball to the next level. I can’t wait to see what the next four years have in store.”