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Carra McManamon is a sports writer for the Daily Utah Chronicle where she covers a variety of sports. She has interned with Deseret News Sports where she mainly covered college football. Carra currently is a ESPNU Campus Rep and also contributes for Ute Nation on Rivals.com.

Trueman, Anae and Luafalemana Honored on Senior Night

University of Utah senior middle blocker Tawnee Luafalemana (20) waved to the crowd in an NCAA Volleyball game vs. The Arizona Wildcats in Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

(Photo by Curtis Lin/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

November 20, 2017

Three seniors on the University of Utah volleyball team were recognized on senior night, which took place Saturday, for the work they have put into building the program as Utes. Adora Anae, Carly Trueman and Tawnee Luafalemana each took different paths to get to Utah, but they will finish their collegiate...

Volleyball: No. 17 Utah Defeats Arizona on Senior Night, 3-1

University of Utah senior outside hitter Adora Anae (14) in an NCAA Volleyball game vs. The Arizona Wildcats in Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

(Photo by Curtis Lin/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

November 19, 2017

Senior night at the Huntsman Center for the No. 17 ranked University of Utah Volleyball team (21-8 overall, 12-6 Pac-12) went the way Utah had hoped it would as it beat the Arizona Wildcats in four sets, 3-1. “I thought we played really well,” said head coach Beth Launiere. “I thought they caused...

Volleyball: No. 17 Utes Sweep Sun Devils, 3-0

The University of Utah Volleyball team celebrates a point in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

November 18, 2017

To begin its final regular-season weekend at home, the No. 17 ranked University of Utah volleyball team (21-8 overall, 12-6 Pac-12) took care of business, just how it had hoped to. The team swept the Arizona State Sun Devils that are winless in Pac-12 play this year, 3-0. “I thought we came in pretty...

Volleyball: No. 17 Utah Hosts Pair of Arizona Schools in Final Weekend at Home

Tawnee Luafalemana #20 and  Dani Barton #1 ready for serve. University of Utah  Volleyball girls take on California Golden Bears for the win 3-0 . University of Utah takes the win in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday,Jan.1, 2017

(Photo by Jose Remes/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

November 17, 2017

Before closing its regular-season on the road, the No. 17 ranked University of Utah volleyball team (19-8 overall, 10-6 Pac-12) will play two more home matches. The Utes will welcome in Arizona State on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. and Arizona the following night at the same time. “This weekend we...

Volleyball: No. 15 Utah Drops Match to No. 11 Washington in Four Sets

University of Utah Volleyball senior middle blocker Tawnee Luafalemana (20) and senior outside hitter Carly Trueman (10) block the ball in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

November 5, 2017

After four sets were played between the No. 15 ranked University of Utah volleyball team and No. 11 Washington on Saturday, the Utes fell at home, 3-1. “It was frustrating for sure,” said head coach Beth Launiere. “But you know, it was tough because statistically it was a really even match and...

Trueman Thrives off Competitive Drive

University of Utah Volleyball senior outside hitter Carly Trueman (10) spikes the ball in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

October 31, 2017

When Carly Trueman of the University of Utah volleyball team was growing up, she spent a lot of time outdoors, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that she now uses nature as a place of refuge and a way to recharge. From snowboarding to fishing to motorcycle riding, Trueman loves to take advantage...

Volleyball: Utah Drops 3rd Straight Match, Loses 1-3 to Oregon State

University of Utah Volleyball senior middle blocker Tawnee Luafalemana (20) blocks the ball in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

October 29, 2017

After four sets of action on Friday night, the No. 12 ranked University of Utah volleyball team fell to the Oregon State Beavers. Sophomore Brianna Doehrmann finished the night with four assists and 15 digs, and she believes that Utah must focus on getting back to the basics in order to get back on track....

Volleyball: No. 12 Utah Falls Short to No.15 Oregon on Road

Tawnee Luafalemana #20 and  Dani Barton #1 ready for serve. University of Utah  Volleyball girls take on California Golden Bears for the win 3-0 . University of Utah takes the win in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday,Jan.1, 2017

(Photo by Jose Remes/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

October 27, 2017

With hopes to get back on track after losing to USC this past week, that's not how things panned out for the No. 12 ranked University of Utah volleyball team on the road against No. 15 ranked Oregon on Wednesday evening. "I thought we got off to a little bit of a slow start today,” said senior Tawnee...

Volleyball: No. 12 Utah Upset by No. 19 USC in Five Sets

University of Utah Volleyball senior middle blocker Tawnee Luafalemana (20) and senior outside hitter Carly Trueman (10) leap to block a spike in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

October 23, 2017

It has been said that all good things must come to an end, and for the No. 12 ranked University of Utah volleyball team, that happened with a loss to No. 19 ranked USC on Sunday, as it snapped its seven-match winning streak. “I just don’t think we played our best match, and I think that they [USC]...

Swim and Dive: Utah Welcomes Stanford to Ute Natatorium

Freshman Jordan Anderson competes in the 200 butterfly during a Pac-12 women's swimming meet against the Washington State Cougars at the Ute Natatorium, Saturday, Feb., 13, 2016. (Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

October 20, 2017

A big weekend awaits the University of Utah Swim and Dive team as it will take on Stanford on Friday, Oct. 20 before hosting an alumni event the following day, while some members of the team head to California to participate in the USA Swimming College Challenge. “We’ve got a lot going on," said...