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With new perspective, Paige Whipple looks to lead in senior season at Arizona

Paige Whipple was named to the All-Pac-12 preseason team on Wednesday, the first Arizona volleyball player to earn that honor in five years.

It’s a testament to her growth as a player and person. She has developed into one of the best outside hitters in the conference while overcoming a gamut of adversity.

Whipple was thrust into a starting role as a freshman, suffered an umbilical hernia as a sophomore, and saw her team get decimated by injuries as a junior.

She now enters a senior season that has been postponed and shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic.