2006 Indy 500 Fundraiser
Georgetown College Volleyball participated for their 8th year in the Indy 500 clean up at the Indianapolis Speedway. The clean up is a great opporutunity for the girls and families to get together and do a great service. The fundraiser is basically cleaning up two large fields after the race. Not only does it help to raise funds for the program, but it is also a community service that the team does together. It makes for a great bonding experiance as new players get the chance to work with veterans.
2006 "GC" Awards
MOST OUTSTANDING TEAM
Volleyball Take's Home GC Awards Honors
Apirl 30, 2006 was the 1st Annual GC Awards ceremony held in John Hill Chapel. The Lady Tiger Volleyball Team won four awards on the night, which included The Courage Award, Female Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Most Outstanding Team of the Year. The awards were voted on by student's, athlete's, professor's and coaches. Shannon Alford took home the first award for the team winning the Courage Award. Shannon came back from knee surgery in her senior year to have her best season of her career. Not only was she able to return to 100%, but she was able to play and remain focused as her father served a two year term in Iraq. Kara Hellmann was the team's second player award winner as this years Female Athelte of the Year. Kara was 2005 Mid-South Conference Region and Conference Player of the Year. She was the teams Co-Most Outstanding Player, 2nd Team All American, broke Georgetown's career assist record and was ranked 4th in the country in 2005 in total assist. Head Coach Susan Clements was honored as this years Female Sport Coach of the Year. Coach Clements lead the team to a 40 win season, Mid-South Conference Regular and Tournament Champs, Region XI Champs, and a berth to the NAIA National Tournament were they finished 11th. To top off the evening Georgetown College Lady Tiger Volleyball Team was named this years Most Outstanding Team. "It was a great feeling knowing the Coaches of Georgetown voted our team the Most Outstanding. You could pick any team here at Georgetown really to win this award. This team of fine young women deserved this award with all their hard work and passion they put into accomplishing their goals." Coach Clements comments.
STRONG WOMAN CONTEST
The First Annual Strong Woman's contest was held April 7th, 2006. The girls had a great time and were excited to see how much their strength had improved. Shan Housekeeper was this springs acceleration, speed, and strength coach. The whole team increased in power and quickness. Shan Housekeeper competes himself in many strong man competitions and is a graduate of Georgetown College. He was a member of the Back to Back National Championship Football Teams in 2000 and 2001. He was the starting outside linebacker and earned All American honors. Check out the competition pictures that are available in the photos link.
LEAH HILL wins Greek Athlete of the Year
Leah Hill this past Sunday was honored as this years Greek Athlete of the Year. Leah Hill a Junior, has been a member of Kappa Delta since her freshman year and has remained very active in the Sorority. Leah is also a member of Georgetown College's Presidents Ambassador's and hold a 3.8 in Biology, which earned her Academic All Conference and All American honors this past season. Leah started every game her Junior year for the Tigers and had the best work ethic on the team. Leah was named team captain and will be missed as she will not return to compete in her senior year. She will enter Pharmacy School at University of Kentucky in the fall of 2006.
NAIA Final Team Statisitical Report Ranks Tigers in top 20 numerous times
1st in Aces with 446
4th in Total Kills with 2825
5th in Total Assist with 2359
6th in Kills Per Game with 16.62
7th in Total Digs with 3665
16th in Total Assist Per Game 13.88
18th in Passing Percentage with 0.939
Tigers Sign Seven for 2006
There will be a whole new look for the 2006 Lady Tigers as seven new faces join the team. There will be a big influence of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati talent pouring into the program. The first to ink with the Tigers was Kristen Meister(5-5,L/DS, Cincinnati, OH/ McAuley) 2004 winner of the Gatorade Will to Win Award. Kristen is quick, aggressive, and a confident defender. Kristy Hock (6'2, MB, Erlanger, KY/Notre Dame) was the second to give Georgetown a Commitment to play volleyball in 2006. She was All District, All Region, NKAC 1st Team and Team Captain. Kristy is a powerful attacker with great movement and leadership qualities. Cathy Frank (6'0, MB/RS, Cincinnati, OH/Ursuline) was the next to decide Georgetown was for her. Cathy is a huge addition to the program with her size and the fact she is left handed. Alexandra Bertke (5'11, OH, Edgewood, KY/Notre Dame) 32nd District Player of the Year, All Region, and NKAC Division I Player of the Year. Allie is an all around player with great consistancy and poise. Erica Janszen (6'0, OH, Cincinnati, OH/Mother of Mercy) 2005 GGLC, SWOCVA, Cincinnati Enquirer 1st Team, and 3rd Team All State of Ohio. She is a big powerful hitter who has the ability to terminate. Amy Barmore (5'9, S/OH, Louisville, KY/Male) was named a three time All District and All Region performer. She was also awarded 2nd Team All State. Amy is a pure athlete and has great training to go along with her ability. Cassie Moore (5'10, OH, Florence, KY/Ryle) was named NKGVCA Divison I MVP, 31st District MVP, ALl Region, and All State. Cassie was a great find for Georgetown. A great student, with a wonderful attitude. She can jump, attack, dig, and serve with great effeiceny and that is a player hard to find. The 2006 recruiting class holds the most talent that Georgetown Volleyball has ever seen. It will be an exciting season seeing what can and will happen.