UVU Senior outside hitter Camie Manwill spent her 2008 season redshirting due to a scary knee injury and surgery involving her ACL and Meniscus. It has been difficult but she’s worked hard to get back for her senior season.
“I have a feeling I got hurt for a reason. I appreciate everything more,” said Manwill. “Being able to overcome such a physical, emotional and spiritual trial was probably the biggest turning point for me.”
Born in Paradise, California, Manwill not only soared in volleyball in high school, but also soccer, basketball and track. Manwill was named to All-League and All-Section in volleyball, and named All-League and MVP in soccer, basketball and track.
Manwill began her career at UVU in 2005 and was named Division I Independent Newcomer of the Year among other awards during her freshman season. During her sophomore season she was named Second Team All-Independent and led the team in kills per game averaging 4.20.
Manwill’s junior season led her to the Division One All-Independent First team and All-Tournament team after helping the Wolverines win the Division One Independent Championship.
“We weren’t really sure what to expect when Camie came to us, but she really has filled the need that we had in that position (outside hitter),” said volleyball head coach Sam Atoa.
This season the wolverines have been able to compete against several nationally ranked opponents. “Playing these ranked teams has been such an exciting thing and it’s been so great to be able to compete with them,” said Manwill.
Just last week Manwill became the new all-time kills leader in school history with a total of 1,416 career kills..
Manwill is finishing up her senior year majoring in Exercise Science and hopes to go into personal training, but also enjoys taking art classes for personal enjoyment.