Reusse: Carter Booth Takes Gopher Blocking to Next Level

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The Swenson twins, Stella and Olivia, from the Class of 2024 at Wayzata High School, were making an official recruiting visit for volleyball to the University of Minnesota in October.

Vicki Seliger-Swenson, the twins' mother and a long-time volleyball coach, was in a group a number of yards behind the recruits and their hosts.

"Carter Booth was one of the hosts,'' Seliger-Swenson said. "And as four of them were walking ahead, it struck me: They look like a normal group of young women students, walking down a sidewalk, except they are 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 and 6-1.

"It's amazing, being from my generation, how comfortable our young women athletes have become with their tallness.''

It was my amazement after interviewing Booth this week that led to a call to Vicki to confirm this theory:

"Carter is 6-foot-7, she is 18, and she competes with no discernible limits on mobility. This has to be the phenomenon of modern women's volleyball.''
 




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