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10 People of the Year

Changning Zhang

Changning Zhang, Undergraduate Student of School of Sports Science and Physical Education, is now in service as a player for China's Women's Volleyball Team. In March, 2015, she was listed in China's Women's Volleyball Team, and in May the same year, they won the championship in Asian Women's Volleyball Championships. In the 12th Women's Volleyball World Cup matches held in Japan in May, 2015, Changning Zhang played as the main attacker and won 133 points in blocking and smashing. This helped China's Women's Volleyball Team to regain world's championship after 11 years' elapse. Therefore she became a new start for Women's Volleyball World Cup. In the season of 2015 to 2016 for the National Women's Volleyball League, Changning Zhang stands at the top of the scoresheet with 603 points, of which 499 are attacks (highest in China), 51 are serving (highest in China), 53 are blocks (sixth in China). Eventually she has won the honors of MVP of this League and Most Popular Player. In 2015, she was prized as Jiangsu Province's Excellent Youth League Member by Jiangsu Province's Youth League.