YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University volleyball program and Head Coach Darcy Dorton have brought a skilled switch to the group’s roster, as senior outside hitter Callie Minshew (Brandon, Miss.-Brandon (Mississippi State) is headed to Ypsilanti as the most recent Eagle.
Minshew, who hails from Brandon, Miss. is about to join EMU for the imminent 2022 campaign after spending the previous 3 seasons with Mississippi State University as a member of the Bulldogs’ volleyball crew.
“We are pleased to have Callie joining the program,” offered Dorton. “The revel in she received in the course of her time at Mississippi State and competing within the SEC will put together her for transitioning to competitive MAC play. We’re excited with the aid of the capabilities she’ll bring about the court docket but even more excited with the aid of how seamlessly she linked with the group off the court.”
A 2020 Fall Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Honor Roll recipient and former SEC Defensive Player of the Week, Minshew involves Eastern with forty nine matches of playing enjoy on the Division I level.
During her 2nd yr with the Bulldogs, which became break up between the autumn of 2020 and the spring of 2021 (because of COVID-19), Minshew regarded in 19 fits with thirteen starts and saw movement in 59 general sets. She led the team in service aces (20) and ranked No. 6 within the SEC with three.sixty seven aces in step with set. Minshew completed No. three on the squad in digs (138).
A 30-fit starter in her debut season in Starkville, she became considered one of two Bulldogs to play all 114 units and led the crew with 29 carrier aces. Minshew tallied the maximum digs (268) of any freshman inside the SEC and the 0.33 great mark on the crew. She completed No. 2 on the squad in kills (255) and points (303.five), and ended the marketing campaign most of the pinnacle 10 MSU rookies all-time in 3 classes; attack tries (No. 4; 1,027), carrier aces (tied for No. eight; 29) and kills (No. nine; 255). She become the handiest pupil-athlete at the group with at least 200 kills and 2 hundred digs.
A prep standout, Minshew played at Brandon High School underneath head educate Kelsa Walker and led the Bulldogs to again-to-again state championships as a junior and senior. She changed into twice named the Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year, as a junior and senior, and become a -time Mississippi Volleyball Player of the Year, as a sophomore and senior. She earned All-America honors from PrepVolleyball.com as a senior and earned Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention honors. She has already been inducted into her high faculty’s athletic corridor of reputation.
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