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Hinkey back on the court for the Vols

Elizabeth Olivier University of TennesseeLeah Hinkey is back on the court for the University of Tennessee volleyball team after tearing her ACL last season.

Leah Hinkey faced the biggest challenge of her volleyball career last fall, four matches into her third season at the University of Tennessee.

The Lady Vols were playing Iowa in the Denver Pioneer Classic. Hinkey, a native of Glenwood Springs, jumped and attempted a kill. When she landed, her left knee gave out, and she immediately knew there was a big problem.

“It was the worst pain in my life,” said Hinkey, a starter her first two years at UT.

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