Traverse City Native Placek Participates in Div. 2 Volleyball Brazil Tour
BIG RAPIDS — Traverse City native and former Ferris State volleyball player Katie Placek earned a unique opportunity to participate in the USA Division II Volleyball Tour to Brazil.
The tour is made up of two teams consisting of about 10 Division II volleyball players that travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil. It runs from May 13-22, and the teams play doubleheaders each night in cities they visit.
Placek also has a chance to learn all parts of life in Brazil with different visits and tours, which includes trips to Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer Statue, and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
She was the lone player chosen from Ferris State and from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Her former teammate Allyson Cappel participated in the tour last year.