Tue, May. 29, 2007 - [Volleyball]
Head Volleyball Coach Kara Clemenz has announced that Tessie Rice and Kendra Sammons have signed to play volleyball at the University of the Cumberlands.
Tessie Rice, the daughter of Jeff and Sandy Sammons, attended Johnson Central High School in Nippa, Kentucky. Tessie made the commitment to play Patriot volleyball this past December. Former Cumberlands volleyball coach, Amanda Walton commented, ?Tessie Rice is an outstanding young lady. She has a great attitude and is willing to work hard to improve her skills. I am anticipating that she will contribute to the success of our JV program, and I am excited to see how she will help us in the upcoming season.? Walton continued, ?I look forward to working with Tessie as she continues to develop as a player.?
Kendra Sammons is from Paintsville, Kentucky. She attended Paintsville High School and is the daughter of Dewey and Pamela Sammons. ?Kendra is an excellent young lady. She has a great work ethic and wonderful attitude. I am excited to see how she will help us in the upcoming season,? Coach Clemenz commented on the defensive specialist. She continued, ?I look forward to working with Kendra as she continues to improve as a player in our JV program. I believe the University of the Cumberlands Volleyball program is a great fit for Kendra.?
?During their visits to Cumberland, they seemed excited about beginning a new phase of her lives. We are excited as we look forward to welcoming Tessie and Kendra to campus and to the team. Once again I am thrilled to have these ladies as the newest members of the UC Volleyball team,? stated Coach Clemenz.
Article Provided by Jesse Clifton, University of the Cumberlands Sports Information Student Assistant