This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Carly Skjodt — pronounced Scott — one of the brightest rookies on the AVP Tour this season. An All-American and All-Big 10 outside hitter out of Michigan, Skjodt began playing beach as a graduate transfer for Pepperdine, learning under coach Marcio Sicoli. After a brief stint playing indoors in Portugal, she hit the beach, finishing her rookie season with a third in AVP Central Florida and is now ranked just one spot behind Canadian and AVP champion Melissa Humana-Paredes. On this episode, we chat about:

  • What this rookie season looked like for Skjodt, who had a full-time job, then two part-time jobs, while competing full-time on the AVP
  • Her transition from All-American indoor player to newbie on the beach
  • How making the semifinals in AVP Central Florida left her only hungry for more
  • What she loves about the beach lifestyle

And, as always, much, much more.



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