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Tevis to play volleyball at Bethany

June 14, 2008
From staff reports
BETHANY – Indian Creek High School graduate Emily Tevis will continue her academic and athletic careers at Bethany College, beginning in the fall of 2008.

Tevis will join a Bison volleyball program which improved their victory total by one game last fall under new head coach Courtney Kline. BC also graduated their top hitter in school history in Lauren Spegal, who was a second team All-PAC selection and finished with 1,289 career kills.

“Emily will bring size and athleticism to our program this fall,” said Kline. “She was a top player at Indian Creek, who she led to a successful season in the OVAC. Emily is a great addition to the squad, and I am excited to see her develop into a great player in the PAC.”

Tevis was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Crystal Hammack’s squad. The middle hitter/blocker helped guide the Redskins to a 17-5 record last fall and a narrow setback in the OVAC finals to Beaver Local. Tevis notched 200 kills, including 10 matches with 10 or more, and also tallied 55 blocks.

She was at her best during the playoffs, as Tevis averaged 11 kills per match during IC’s postseason run, including 13 kills in the semifinal victory over Brooke.

Off the court, Tevis was president of the Key Club and a member of the National Honor Society. She has received numerous scholarships due to her academic achievements, including Student Council, Key Club, Judy Custer Memorial, Kirkpatrick and Kalon Leaders scholarships. In addition, she received the Presidential Spirit of Community Award.

Tevis, who will major in education, is the daughter of Paul and Molly Tevis of Wintersville.

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