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BYU's Nicole Warner (15) celebrates the win against Utah. The BYU Women's Volleyball Team defeated Utah 3-0 on Friday September 7, 2012 in Provo, Utah.

Former BYU women’s volleyball player Nicole Warner is in France to compete in a national league called Ligue Nationale de Volley for eight months. Warner will compete on the Quimper Elite 29 squad with teammates from France, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Africa and other countries.

Practice began Friday, and the team's first match is Sept. 27.

To find out more about the league, visit its official website.

Warner played middle blocker at BYU from 2008-2012 and helped the Cougars advance to the region semifinals in the NCAA tournament last year.

Royce Hinton is the women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.