Bluefield College Volleyball Team Signs another in All Conference Player Anna Church
This is Votaw's second player for the 2012 class

Bluefield College Volleyball Team Signs another in All Conference Player Anna Church

By Sports Information Department BC | November 15, 2011 | RSS

Bluefield College Athletics

Sports Information Department

Bluefield, Virginia


The Bluefield College women’s volleyball team is pleased to announce that they have signed its second recruit for the 2012 season with the addition of Anna Church, who has decided to further her education at Bluefield College and continue her volleyball career with the Lady Rams. 


Church, a 5-foot-10 opposite hitter from Boone, North Carolina, joins her teammate Colby Combs who signed to play at Bluefield on November 3rd.  Church was a three-year starter and two-time Conference Offensive Player of the Year at Watauga High School in Boone North Carolina.  Combs led the Pioneers to 22-8 overall record this season, and a trip to the final four of the largest school divisions (4A) in the state. This was one of the best postseasons for the Lady Pioneers since 1998.   As a senior, she pounded 121 kills, to go with 44 service aces, 19 blocks and 280 assists. 


"We are excited that Anna is joining the Lady Rams volleyball program,” said Bluefield College coach Brian Votaw, who is in his 1st season as the head coach at Bluefield.  “She has all the tools to be a successful college volleyball player.  She has size, power and is a 6 rotation player for her high school team.  ”She is a joy to be around and has all the things a coach looks for in a player, athletic ability, character, hustle, determination and versatility.” 


"Anna is a complete player she is an outstanding hitter with tremendous efficiency.  She also is a consistent server and great back row player.  "She's tall, and you don't find too many 5-10 players that can do the things she does on the floor, especially on the back row. She is so versatile and athletic. It's like having six players in one. She plays each position very well."  We are glad that our paths crossed and that she is going to be a Lady Ram. We look forward to her contributing to our team to help build this program.”


In addition to playing volleyball at Watauga High School, Church qualified for and was invited for membership to the National Honor Society and was a Pioneer spotlight student in 2010.  She is a member of Foscoe Christian Church.


"There are several reasons why I chose Bluefield College” said Church of her college choice. "First and foremost is that it is a good christian environment where I can get a great education and also of course continue my volleyball career.”


The Bluefield College Women's Volleyabll team will be competing in the Mid-South Conference in 2012, as the entire BC Athletic Deparment will be making the switch.


2012 will also start season two for Coach Brian Votaw at the helm of the women's volleyball program at Bluefield College. For more information on the Rams, be sure to follow us on Twitter @BluefieldRams, or on Facebook by searching, "Bluefield College Athletics". All home games including volleyball are available live video on the internet at look for the RAMS TV link. 


To see Anna's signing with video and interview, click HERE.