US Athlete Spotlight: Sara Hughes - Listen To The Olympics On iHeartRadio

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If you are wondering how to listen to the Olympics, iHeartRadio has you covered. iHeartRadio is the exclusive audio home of NBC's coverage of the 2024 Paris Olympics, so it is the only place to listen to the Olympics. The free iHeart app is where to go to listen to exclusive play-by-play action of Team USA. To celebrate, we are spotlighting some of the country's athletes that are vying for gold.

Sara Hughes, a 29-year-old athlete from Costa Mesa, California, is making strides in her career as a professional beach volleyball player. Standing at 5'10", Hughes is a notable figure in the sport, having made a name for herself through her impressive performances and dedication to the game.

Hughes' journey in volleyball began at a young age. She was a four-year letterwinner at Mater Dei High School, where she played as a setter and right side hitter. Her talent was recognized early on, earning her first-team all-league honors three times. In 2012, she was named the All-Orange County Player of the Year and was selected for the Volleyball Magazine High School All-American second team.

Hughes continued her volleyball career at the University of Southern California, where she became the first high school player to declare that she would play sand volleyball exclusively in college. During her time at USC, she won the AVCA National Championship twice, once with partner Kirby Burnham and once with Kelly Claes. Hughes was named AVCA All-American three times during her collegiate career.

From exclusive NBC play-by-play action of Team USA to live hourly updates from the Games to original Summer Games podcasts, you can listen to the Olympics only on iHeartRadio. Find out more about how to listen.

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