Alabama, Michigan volleyball teams clinch gold in Special Olympics

USA's Team Alabama won gold in the C division of unified volleyball with a come-from-behind victory in the title game against Botswana. (Matthew Cummings/Daily Bruin)

USA's Team Alabama won gold in the C division of unified volleyball with a come-from-behind victory in the title game against Botswana. (Matthew Cummings/Daily Bruin)

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Team Alabama, one of two states representing the United States in unified volleyball, brought 12 players to the Special Olympics World Games. But ever since coach Tori Bartels started working with the players in January, she has preached a message of oneness.


Team Missouri poses for a photo with Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (center, in black). Turner invited the team to the Dodgers' Tuesday night game against the Oakland A's. (Courtesy of Caroline Weiss)
Team Missouri poses for a photo with Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (center, in black). Turner invited the team to the Dodgers' Tuesday night game against the Oakland A's. (Courtesy of Caroline Weiss)

(Kimberly Ann Striegel / Daily Bruin)
(Kimberly Ann Striegel / Daily Bruin)


Coach Jim Mora began his Pac-12 Media Day session by saying that he still hasn't decided on his starting quarterback. (Matthew Joye/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Coach Jim Mora began his Pac-12 Media Day session by saying that he still hasn't decided on his starting quarterback. (Matthew Joye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Chevy Peters, 31, has been powerlifting for the last seven years. He said he has been dreaming of going to the World Summer Games ever since he started competing back in 2008. (Miriam Bribiesca/ Daily Bruin senior staff)
Chevy Peters, 31, has been powerlifting for the last seven years. He said he has been dreaming of going to the World Summer Games ever since he started competing back in 2008. (Miriam Bribiesca/ Daily Bruin senior staff)



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