NewsMVNU Volleyball Team to Honor Lone Senior on Tuesday
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s volleyball team will honor Bethany Anderson, the team’s only senior player, prior to the Lady Cougars’ final regular-season match against Urbana University at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Anderson, an outside hitter from Bedford, Ohio, has helped MVNU compile an overall record of 137-42 (.765 winning percentage) over the past four years. The Lady Cougars have won one American Mideast Conference title, participated in three National Christian College Athletic Association National Tournaments with one second-place finish in 2002, and finished as the NAIA Region IX Tournament runner-up once during that span. MVNU is currently 26-11 overall with a 10-5 AMC South Division mark. The team will make its 14th straight trip to the NCCAA National Tournament later this week.
Anderson, a former standout at Trinity High School, has played in 252 games during her career. She has compiled 26 assists, 30 kills, 31 aces, and 360 digs. This season, Anderson has played in 75 games with 15 assists, 12 aces, and a career-high 156 digs. An Early Childhood Education major with a 3.541 grade point average, she has been nominated for both the NAIA and NCCAA All-America Scholar-Athlete Teams.
"When you think of Bethany Anderson, you think quality,” said MVNU head coach Paul Swanson. "She is a quality athlete, who has improved each year. She is a quality player, who has helped us win many matches. She is a quality teammate, who has been a super example no matter what role she has been asked to fill. She is a quality Christian young woman, who has made a lasting impression on me and every one of her teammates. We will definitely miss her.”
After Tueday’s match, the Lady Cougars will travel to Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University for the 10-team NCCAA National Tournament on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Then, MVNU will take part in the AMC Tournament next weekend at either Daemen (N.Y.) College or Saint Vincent (Pa.) College.