Columbia College signs top high school volleyball player

Monday, April 6, 2009 | 9:26 p.m. CDT; updated 9:49 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 6, 2009

The Columbia College women's volleyball team signed Kelsey Baldwin to a national letter of intent to play for the Cougars this fall. 

Baldwin, a libero and defensive player, led Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia to four conference, two district and two state championships. She was a three-year member of the National Honor Society and participated in basketball, softball and volleyball at Sacred Heart where she was team captain of each squad and received academic all-conference honors for the past four years.  On the court Kelsey was named to the All-Conference, All-District and All-State teams.  She also holds the school record for most digs in a season and a career a well as being second in the MSHSA record book for digs in a career.

“Kelsey is a great addition to our 09 squad,” Cougars coach Melinda Wrye-Washington said in a release. “She possesses a great platform and quick feet for defending as well as coming in from a program who has won the last two Missouri state titles. She has a great serve to accompany her defensive skills.”

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