Panther of the week: Nina Interwies

The junior sand volleyball player from Germany along with sophomore teammate Jessica Fourspring won the Silver Bracket pairs tournament at this past weekend’s Southeast Sand Slam hosted at the Georgia State Sand Volleyball Complex.

The Panthers duo of Interwies and Fourspring lost the first set to University of Louisiana-Monroe’s Bayleigh Hoffman and Hadley Swartz before rallying back to win the second set, 21-11 and the final, and match-deciding set, 15-11.

Interwies grew up in Eckernforde in the northern part of Germany. She was a member of Germany’s national junior sand team and participated in the European U-18 championships in 2010 and 2011.

Prior to transferring to Georgia State, she played both sand and indoor volleyball at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Interwies spent two seasons at St. Petersburg College, including once being named the school’s Female Athlete of the Year.

This season, Interwies and Fourspring have compiled a 15-1 record and have contributed greatly to a Panthers sand team that is now 18-1 in 2015.