|National Tournament Next Stop for Lady Bears Volleyball
|Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX • The Brookhaven College Lady Bears Volleyball team will represent their conference at the National Junior College Athletics Association national finals next week. The team moved to number eight in the NJCAA polls for the week of Nov. 2 in the Division III rankings. The Lady Bears ended their season with a 9-1 record and defeated last year's national champion Cedar Valley College in three straight games 30-21, 30-20 and 30-21, to sweep conference play.
|This is the first year for new head coach Jason Hopkins at
Brookhaven College. Team members Angela Rumbo, Melina Figueroa, Natasha Nguyen
and Lauren Gunderson are all graduates of Poteet High School in Mesquite. Rumbo
is currently ranked fifth in the nation in kills per game with an average of
4.197 kills per game, and Nguyen is currently ranked 11th in the nation in assists
|Rumbo, 5-8, an outside hitter from Brookhaven College,
was the NJCAA Division III Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 19. Team member
Courtney Gerrish, graduate of Azle High School, is ranked 15th in the nation
in blocks per game. Kelsey Creech is a graduate of W.T. White High School in
Dallas and Amber Hoffman is a graduate of Clifton High School in Clifton, Texas.