NewsShelby Setter Signs to Play Volleyball at MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s volleyball team has signed an important recruit for the 2006 season with the addition of Kaylin Austen, who has decided to further her education at MVNU and continue her volleyball career with the Lady Cougars.
Austen, a 5-foot-7 setter from Shelby, Ohio, recorded 475 assists, 61 kills, 182 digs, and 36 aces as a senior at Shelby High School. For her efforts, she was named to the Northern Ohio League First Team and the District 6 First Team as a senior as well as being an All-Ohio Honorable Mention selection.
"We are thrilled that Kaylin has chosen MVNU as her college,” said MVNU head coach Paul Swanson, who is the active leader in the NAIA with 779 career victories. "We know that we are getting a very high quality person and an excellent player in her. She has had a good high school career and club preparation that will make her ready to compete.”
"We are very pleased with the kind of person Kaylin is - pleasant personality, spiritually committed, and values driven,” Swanson added. "We are also pleased with the kind of player that she is - athletic, experienced, smart, and competitive.”
In addition to playing volleyball, Austen has played basketball and served as a Buckeye Girls State delegate.
"I chose MVNU because I like the atmosphere and it is close to home,” said Austen of her college choice. "In my years at MVNU, I will be provided with many opportunities athletically and academically.”
MVNU posted a 42-12 overall record in 2005 and has finished as the NAIA Region IX Tournament runner-up for the fifth time in the past seven years.