Born in South Africa, Shauna Mullin lived in Malaysia between 1994 and 1998 and first played volleyball while there. The daughter of a hotel manager, Mullin settled in Edinburgh in 1999 and started taking volleyball more seriously, playing for the British indoor team at the World University Games in 2003.
She switched to beach in 2006, representing Britain at the World University Championships that year.
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