Oregon's Bergsma named player of the year

Updated: December 14, 2012, 11:22 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Oregon senior Alaina Bergsma was just about to start her college volleyball career at Loyola Marymount in 2008 when a car accident sidelined her.

She was thankful to walk away from the accident, but she had nerve damage to her knee and a bone contusion in her leg.

It meant she would miss all of the preseason, so the decision was made to redshirt her. The following spring, she injured her hip, yet still played that fall with a torn labrum. But then, when ...

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