Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Nieves Elected to World ParaVolley Commission

Nicky Nieves, a prominent member of the U.S. Women’s National Sitting Volleyball Team, has recently been elected to the World ParaVolley Athlete Commission. With an impressive track record, including a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games, Nieves brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the commission.

A Voice for the Community

As an athlete representative, Nieves is thrilled to have the opportunity to give her community a voice. She believes that representation is crucial and is eager to advocate for what is important to her and her fellow athletes. With a passion for diversity and inclusion, Nieves is excited to explore new possibilities and contribute fresh ideas to the World ParaVolley community.

The WPV Athlete Commission

The newly created World ParaVolley Athlete Commission is made up of a six-member team. It includes representatives from the four ParaVolley zones, an at-large member (Nieves), and a sitting volleyball representative. In the near future, a seventh member will be elected to represent Beach Paralympics, a newer form of the sport played on sand by three-member teams.

Foster New Ideas

Nieves is committed to using her position on the commission as a platform to express innovative ideas. Her goal is to promote diversity, inclusion, and growth within the World ParaVolley community. Nieves is looking forward to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead and is ready to tackle any challenges that may arise.

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A Passion for Volleyball and Teaching

Nieves’ volleyball journey began in 2002 when she started playing for the Life Academy Lions. Her talent and dedication earned her the conference player of the year honors during her senior year in high school. She continued her volleyball career at NCAA Division II Queens College (N.Y.), where she played standing indoor volleyball and obtained a degree in speech pathology in 2012.

In addition to her athletic pursuits, Nieves also works at a camp called Nuability Athletics during the summers. There, she shares her love for sports with children aged 5-18 who have physical disabilities.

Strong Athlete Representation

Jose Rebelo has been elected as the chair of the Athlete Commission and will represent athletes on the WPV Board of Directors. In the near future, a vice-chair, who must be a female, will also be elected to ensure strong athlete representation on the board.

A Bright Future for ParaVolley

World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner is delighted with the high level of engagement demonstrated by World ParaVolley athletes throughout the election process. He believes that the newly elected members of the commission will play an active role in providing valuable input and feedback to the board and commissions from an athlete’s perspective.

Q: What is the World ParaVolley Athlete Commission?
A: The World ParaVolley Athlete Commission is a six-member team that represents athletes from different zones and disciplines within the ParaVolley community. Their role is to provide valuable input and feedback to the World ParaVolley organization.

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Q: What is Nicky Nieves’ role within the commission?
A: Nicky Nieves is an at-large member of the World ParaVolley Athlete Commission. Her role is to represent athletes and advocate for their interests and concerns.

Q: What does Nicky Nieves hope to achieve as a member of the commission?
A: Nicky Nieves is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion within the World ParaVolley community. She hopes to bring new ideas and possibilities to the table, fostering growth and positive change.

Q: Who else is part of the Athlete Commission?
A: The Athlete Commission consists of representatives from the four ParaVolley zones, an at-large member (Nicky Nieves), and a sitting volleyball representative. In the near future, a member will be elected to represent Beach Paralympics.

Nicky Nieves, a highly accomplished member of the U.S. Women’s National Sitting Volleyball Team, has been elected to the World ParaVolley Athlete Commission. With her extensive experience and passion for diversity and inclusion, Nieves aims to give a voice to the ParaVolley community. Alongside other dedicated athletes, Nieves will actively contribute to the growth and development of the sport, fostering new ideas and representing the interests of her fellow athletes. This is an exciting step forward for ParaVolley, promising a bright future for the sport and its dedicated athletes. To stay updated with the latest news and developments, visit the official Alpinetgheep website.