Juco play helps Balza get acclimated

Omaha, Nebraska. July 2, 2009. By Marjie Ducey. “These days, when Fatima Balza says “yes, yes, yes” to her new volleyball teammates at Penn State, she actually knows what’s she’s saying. Even her rhetoric class seems a breeze compared to her first days at Western Nebraska Community College. The 6-foot-3 Venezuelan middle blocker arrived in Scottsbluff two years ago not knowing any English. Yes, yes, yes was one of her standard responses, no matter the question. “That was really, really, really tough,” Balza said.” More from Omaha.com.