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by Ci Michel
The Volley Bubble

11. Being a vegan volleyball athlete w/Olivia Rusek


Olivia Rusek is just beginning her third pro season, but has gained a lot of experience in those years in Austria, Czech and now Switzerland. We talk on this episode about the challenges and benefits of a plant-powered diet as a high level vegan athlete, finding your level as an American player in Europe, and changing agents to get a good fit. 

Olivia also vlogs her pro experiences on youtube if you want to see more! She graduated from Miami of Ohio (not to be confused with my alma mater UMiami in Florida), and is loving life overseas! 

see the full video we filmed together here

follow Olivia on instagram: @oliviarusek

Visit YouTube.com/cimichel for the Volley Bubble Video Series, as well as tons of videos about life as a professional volleyball player and how to go pro! Follow along on instagram @vb_ci. Be sure to subscribe and rate this podcast, and let me know any of your suggestions for future guests! Share this episode with friends or on your socials and tag me so I can repost! It really means a lot! Thanks for listening!


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