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Kemner gets Hall of Fame call

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CANTON, Mo. (WGEM) -- Caren Kemner has never had a better train ride.

She was heading back to Quincy last Sunday after a weekend speaking engagement in Chicago and when checking her mail Kemner came across something she had always hoped for, but never dwelled on.

The letter said Kemner was going to be inducted into the prestigious Volleyball Hall of Fame becoming one of only 115 individuals worldwide to gain enshrinement into volleyball's version of Cooperstown.

The three-time Olympian, bronze medalist, and former top ranked player in the world remains as humble as ever despite earning the sport's top honor.

"I still don't know how it all happened. I really believe that God have me a gift, I opened the right doors and I opened a lot of wrong doors along the way," said Kemner.

"But I think if you just keep your eyes open and keep working and commit yourself to it. Don't accept excuses, it's OK to set your bar high but realistic at the same time."

Exactly six months from Thursday Kemner and two others will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a city many call volleyball's birthplace - Holyoke, Massachusetts. The event is scheduled for October 18.

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