Cal Volleyball’s Savannah Rennie is Cancer Free, Primed for Comeback

  0 Wendy Mayer | January 12th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

In August, Cal middle blocker Savannah Rennie announced she was having complications from her liver transplant in the form of non-Hodgkin’s post-transplant lymphoma.

On January 5, Rennie’s mother Renee posted an update on her GoFundMe page saying in part that:

“Yesterday, 01/04/2018 Savannah received the best news we have had in a long time…… She kicked cancer’s butt and is in COMPLETE REMISSION!!!!!!!

“I have no words to describe the feeling as her mom that overwhelmed me…. Savannah has in usual from went to practice and class the entire time never wavering in her courage and desire to act like a normal college student athlete.

“Our family would like to thank everyone who has cheered her on since her Liver Transplant as well as her supported her during this past 6 months.

We all are looking forward to seeing Savannah back at Haas Arena wearing the Cal Blue & Gold, playing the sport she loves!

Cheers to 2018 and thank for all of your support!”

In turn, Cal volleyball posted this on its Instagram page.


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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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