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For Team GB it was not the winning but the taking part

One win from 10 games is clearly not a rich statistic in terms of results, but for Great Britain's volleyball teams, London 2012 was never about...

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Battling GB beaten by Japan

Japan ended Great Britain's women's volleyball tournament on Sunday afternoon, seeing off the host nation 3-0.

A first-ever Games win ove...

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Win-or-bust for GB volleyball team

Great Britain owe Japan one going into their win-or-bust women's volleyball clash on Sunday, according to Grace Carter.

Defeat to the Dom...

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Brave GB volleyball women lose to Italy

Great Britain's women's volleyball team were unable to back-up their historic Olympic win over Algeria by beating Italy, with the World Cup cham...

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GB women take first-ever volleyball win

Great Britain's women went beyond midnight to go the distance against Algeria at Earls Court and were rewarded with a first-ever win in Olympic ...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Ciara Michel took up volleyball as an after-school activity after the other options – football and cheerleading – failed to prove appealing.

She trained and studied at the University of Miami between 2004 and 2007 and served as the team captain in her last year.

After Miami, Michel went to Australia for postgraduate study at the University of Melbourne, where she also played.

While playing for the university she was noticed by her current club, Alemannia Aachen.