Courtney Baker
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Courtney Baker

Athlete Bio




Crofton, KY


Christian County High School (Hopkinsville, Ky.) University of Kentucky

Parents are Wallace and Laura Baker ... Favorite book is The Great Gatsby ... Favorite singer is Frank Sinatra ... Favorite movie is Grease ... Hobbies are Upholstery, painting, tag sales and Starbucks ... Most admired person is her father because he "works so hard at everything he does, he is supportive and always knows what to say. I would not be here without his pushing me to be better everyday.
  • 2017 World ParaVolley World Super 6 (silver); exhibition tournament vs. Canada
  • 2016: Exhibition tournament vs. Russia
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 2013: USA Volleyball Open National Championships
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  • Lost her leg after a car accident in December of 2012
  • Began playing volleyball in eighth grade and continued throughout college
  • Less than 10 months after her accident, she continued playing and began her journey in sitting volleyball
  • Currently attending University of Kentucky and majoring in integrated strategic communications

THE QUOTE: "I don't feel like I gave up on my dream. I just found another way to play the game I love." - Courtney Baker in the Lexington Herald Leader

Baker Shares Her Story with HCA Volleyball Players -
Catching up with Courtney Baker
- Lexington Herald-Leader
After Losing Leg, Baker Plays Again -
Courtney Baker Doesn't Let One Leg Keep Her from Volleyball -
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