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Eating Disorders and Mental Health in Female Athletes

This Volleyball Star Reveals the Body Pressures of Being a Female Athlete

Victoria Garrick is the libero and cocaptain of USC's women's indoor volleyball team. But when the now-rising senior joined the team her freshman year, the pressures of being an elite athlete soon took a toll on her mental health, leading to depression and an eating disorder.

By sharing her story, Victoria hopes to help put an end to the stigma of mental illness and show other female athletes they're not alone.

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