Defying the Odds

Iowa Hawkeyes mb Emily Yanny (9) Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. (Brian Ray/

At only 19 years-old, former Iowa volleyball player, Emily Yanny, suffered the most brutal knee injury UI hospital orthopedic surgeons had ever seen. Tearing nearly every ligament in her left knee, Yanny was told that would most likely never step foot onto the court again. However, as a pre-physical therapy student, her perseverance to rehab and reload fueled her to make an incredible comeback. Defying all odds, Yanny finished all four years of her career as a Division I athlete.



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