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Lady Rams Honor Seniors and Win Against Mountain State

The women's volleyball team honored two seniors and beat rival Mountain State University 3-0 in the final home game of the season.

November 5, 2010

Alyssa Weddle (above) and Takashi Franklin (below) are the two seniors on the BC Volleyball Team.

Bluefield, VA—The women's volleyball team honored two seniors and beat rival Mountain State University 3-0 in the final home game of the season.

 

In a rare double-header day at BC the Lady Rams played before the men's basketball team on Thursday evening where they honored senior Takashi Franklin and Alyssa Weddle. Then the team let the seniors leave their last home game with a win; 21-25; 19-25; 16-25.

 

Takashi Franklin, a middle hitter from Aiken, South Carolina, Kesha as she is known by her teammates was escorted by her mother Janice Franklin. Her career at Bluefield has brought many stats recognized by the team, NAIA, and the NCCAA. Franklin has played in 284 games as a Lady Ram. She has 540 kills, 110 digs, 90 solo blocks, 80 blocks assist. She is currently the leads the team in two categories kills with 244 and blocks with 67.

 

Franklin is also ranked 16th in the National Christian College Athletic Association in kills with 244. In 2009, she also led the team in kills with 251 and blocks with 71.

 

Franklin is double majoring in business with a concentration in marketing and psychology. After college, Franklin plans to train at James Madison University for three weeks in hopes of making the National Volleyball team of Brazil. She will also get her master in Business and one day wants to own her own business.

 

Alyssa Weddle, an outside hitter from Carroll County, Virginia, was escorted by her parents Jeff and Trina Weddle. Weddle like Franklin accumulated a lot of records during her career as a Lady Ram.

 

While at BC she played in 447 games, having 670 kills, 80 assists, 92 service aces, 1,126 digs, 33 solo blocks, 39 block assists. Weddle is currently second in kills behind Franklin with 204, second in digs with 313, and has .906 serving percentage, and .921 service receives percentage.

 

In 2990 she had 185 kills ranking her 2nd and 298 digs ranking her 3rd. In 2008 and 2007 she was 2nd in service aces.

 

Weddle also excels in the classroom; with a 3.7 GPA she has been on the Appalachian Athletic Conference Academic Team for two years running. She will also be a 3-time Scholar- Athlete which requires at least a 3.5 GPA each year.

 

Outside of volleyball, Weddle went on a medical mission trip to Belize, with the Virginia Baptist Association in 2009. After college, Alyssa plans to get her masters in occupational therapy.

 

These two student- athlets have helped the team contribute to being ranked in several NCCAA catagories. They are ranked number 1 in assists with 1.871, 23rd as a team overall , 22nd in kills with 967, 5th in digs with 1,191.

 

Cheznee Daily is the number one ranked person with an assist average of 1,640 total assists for a total of seven straight weeks for the NCCAA. Yeda Duarte is ranked 5th in digs for the NCCAA with 542 digs for four straight weeks.

 

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