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ended their season in the second round with a loss to eventual Region 18 champions, College of Southern Idaho. The Lady Badgers will refresh their team with returning point guard, Amber Daly, forwards Kobe Farrer and Sydney Webb, and the inside presence of 6’3 Emily Howey and 6’4 Lyssa Hanks. Joining the team for the 2013-14 season are Bingham High School (South Jordan) standouts Jillian Powell, Ashton Henderson, Mackenzie Bruggerman, and Madison Aulai-Roe. Also suiting up in orange will be Sloane Robinson from Richfield High School, Whitney Saunders from Riverton High School, Aleksa Gappmayer of Maple Mountain High School (Spanish Fork), and Hailey Greenwood of Star Valley High School out of Grover, Wyoming. “I’m very pleased with our 2013 recruiting class,” said Visger. “They are competitive young ladies who are used to winning. They possess a high skill set and solid basketball knowledge. These girls come from excellent programs and understand ‘team.’” led by All-American outside hitter, Amy Sorensen, to a 16-9 overall record and 5-5 in the SWAC. Snow College defeated four top-20 opponents, including fifthranked Salt Lake Community College, and was ranked nationally for the majority of their season. Sorenson finished the season ranked fourth in the conference for kills (278) and ninth for digs (222). During the Region 18 tournament, Sorensen was named to the All-Conference First Team and was later selected as an All-American by the NJCAA. “I feel so blessed to have been able to receive this honor,” states Sorensen. PAC-12, Division I program Oregon State has signed Sorensen for next season to help the Beavers recover from a rebuilding year of their own. Also continuing on to four-year institutions are Sorensen’s fellow Badgers, Katie Vincent (middle hitter), Annie Smoot (outside hitter), and Nicole Koehler (outside hitter). Vincent will play for the High Point University Panthers (North Carolina), in the Big South Conference. The Panthers finished last season ranked third in the conference. Smoot will be playing for the Ore Diggers of the University of Montana Tech. The Ore Diggers are part of the Frontier Conference and finished last season with an 18-11 overall record. Koehler is headed to St. George to play for the Dixie State Red Storm. Robyn Felder, Dixie head coach, says “Nicole [Koehler] will add so much depth to our team … [she’s] a constant threat anywhere on the court.” Volleyball The women’s volleyball team also entered the academic rankings with a team GPA of 3.5, tying them for fifth in the nation. “We really do emphasize the academic part of the program,” said Snow College Volleyball Coach Keven John. “It’s not just a cliché here.” On the athletics side of the spectrum, the team soared after coming off a tough rebuilding season in 2011. The team was 20 1 3 | S N OW CO L L EG E M AG A ZI N E 23

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