KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech volleyball coach Jason Corwin announced recently the signing of two players to the 2013 recruiting class. Victoria Porter and Kylie Kitzmiller will compete for the Owls beginning this fall.
Porter (Amboy, Wash.), a 5-5 setter, led Prairie High School to a 5th place showing at the 3A Washington State Championship in 2011 and capped off the 2012 year winning the 3A state crown. Porter was a two-time all-league setter, earning two All-State Setter awards and was named to the First-Team All-Region squad in 2012.
“Tori has great hands and delivers a hittable ball in tempo consistently,” mentioned Corwin. “She has great instinct on defense, will come with a college-ready serve and I expect her to compete for playing time immediately.”
Kitzmiller, a 6-1 middle hitter, played at Baker High School earning first-team all-conference and 4A honorable mention accolades for the Bulldogs in 2010. Most recently Kitzmiller spent the past two seasons competing at Mt. Hood Community College in Clackamas, Ore. where the sophomore was a second-team NWAACC selection in 2012.
“Kylie has multiple scoring shots, an excellent block move to go with a great float serve,” Corwin said. “She is a proven winner that will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program and we are excited to what she will be a part of our team this coming season.”
Oregon Tech is looking to improve on an 11-20 overall mark in 2012 when the Hustlin’ Owls open the 2013 campaign at New Hope Christian in Eugene on August 21st prior to the Red Lion Cascade/Frontier Challenge in Spokane, Wash. August, 22nd through August, 24th.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Oregon Tech head volleyball coach, Jason Corwin, announced recently that Linsey Jones (Dairy, Ore.) and Kelsey Rank (Salem, Ore.) have signed letters of intent to join the Owl volleyball squad beginning this fall.
UCC transfer Linsey Jones.
Jones, a 5-10 outside hitter, competed at Bonanza High School earning first team all-conference awards in both her junior and senior seasons. Jones was also a Second-Team All-State selection for the Antlers in her senior season. Most recently Jones played the past two seasons at Umpqua Community College leading the Riverhawks to a second place conference finish and 5th place showing at the NWAACC tournament. Jones was twice named a HM all-conference selection at UCC and competed at the sophomore all-star game this past season.
“Linsey has a good vertical with a good block move and heavy arm,” mentioned Corwin. “She is an excellent athlete that can play all front row positions.”
Linsey is the daughter of Jerry and Liz Jones and plans to major in medical imaging at Oregon Tech beginning this fall.
Kelsey Rank of North Salem High School.
Rank, a two-sport athlete at North Salem High School in both volleyball and basketball, was a Central Valley Conference second-team selection in 2012 and a HM selection her junior season as a middle hitter for the Vikings. Rank was also named on four occasions to the CVC all-academic team.
“Kelsey is a versatile player at both middle and right side positions,” Corwin said. “She is a very smart player who avoids the block, hits deep corners and comes with a college-ready serve.”
Kelsey is the daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Rank and will major in medical imaging at Oregon Tech starting this fall.
The Oregon Tech athletic department is pleased to announce three athletic scholarship opportunities for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year. Applications from local area high school seniors and returning Oregon Tech athletes are eligible for award. Applicants must have a solid academic standing, participate in an athletic program at Oregon Tech and be a person of good character.
Athletic scholarships are due April 30th
The following scholarships are provided by the Oregon Tech Foundation and awarded through the Oregon Tech Athletic Department. These scholarships are awarded only to full-time students (12 credits or more per quarter); who are in good academic standing; and participating in an intercollegiate athletic program at Oregon Tech. Recipients are selected in May for the following academic year.
The following awards are available through this application process. Please see the application for further details.
David L. Terhune Memorial Scholarship - $1,400
Leo J. Bocchi Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Mike Snider Memorial Scholarship - $1,500
Ted Dobson Scholarship - $1,600
All applicants must present the following required materials by April 30, 2013 to be considered for a scholarship. Students wishing to be considered for the above scholarship should send:
- Two letters of recommendation
- Seventh semester transcripts (high school) or unofficial OIT transcripts
- Letter of application – click 1314 OTF Athletic Scholarship Application (1)
- Self-written letter addressing your financial need and future aspirations
- 1-2 Coaches Letter of recommendation - click 1314 OTF Athletic Coach Recommendation Form
Please send the required materials to: Oregon Tech Athletics Attn: Jason Corwin 3201 Campus Drive Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601