VINCENNES, Ind. — Former Vincennes College volleyball setter Savannah Grimes (Dieterich, Unwell.) declared that she would be returning to the volleyball courtroom immediately after having a 12 months off to focus on her academics by signing with Florida Tech in Melbourne, Fla.
Grimes was the textbook definition of a college student-athlete at Vincennes College, double-majoring in Engineering and Marine Biology and staying a two-time NJCAA Tutorial All-American recipient, including obtaining 1st-Staff Academic All-American honors for the 2019-2020 faculty 12 months.
“I chose Florida Tech at first for their good Chemical Engineering division and the astounding spot,” Grimes explained. “They give a speedy-keep track of method that counts specified courses as undergraduate and graduate credits, so pupils can finish their master’s software in a 12 months or fewer. The college is a couple of miles from the beach front and it is nevertheless crazy to me that I can go there at virtually any time.”
“I am thrilled that Savannah has made the decision to keep on to play,” VUVB Head Mentor Gary Sien said. “I understood she would do this, so it arrives as no surprise to me at all.”
“What I miss out on most about Vincennes University is the amazing personnel there,” Grimes additional. “It was apparent the professors truly treatment about their students and want to make positive they are profitable. Also, the facilities at Vincennes College are remarkable.”
“Aside from volleyball, Savannah was a model pupil,” Sien reported. “She not only excelled in her scientific studies, but she also tutored. When did she sleep or take in? Savannah is somebody the Athletic Office must be incredibly happy to say is 1 of our very possess.”
Grimes served tutor her fellow learners in math, biology, and chemistry at Vincennes College. She also worked intently with VU Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Arithmetic Curt Coffman.
“Savannah was an outstanding pupil for the duration of her time at VU,” Coffman claimed. “She not only finished two degrees, Zoology & Maritime Biology and Chemical Engineering but graduated Magna Cum Laude at the top of her course. She also tutored math, biology, and chemistry in-involving courses, methods, and matches.”
“These are all impressive, but what matters most is that Savannah is an incredible particular person,” Coffman included. “She is helpful, real, variety, and retains herself to a higher stage of integrity. That’s a rare combination, and we were being privileged to have her right here at VU.”
Florida Tech College is an NCAA Division II plan that performs in a pretty sturdy Sunshine Meeting along with educational institutions like Tampa University — which received the NCAA D-II National Championship in 2021.
Nova Southeastern, Embry-Riddle, Lynn, and Palm Seashore Atlantic also represented the Sunshine Conference in the NCAA Tournament. All earned a rating this earlier period, also.
In her two seasons with the Trailblazers, Grimes arrived away with 1,474 established assists, 707 digs, and 60 assistance aces in just 239 sets.
Grimes was a Initially-Group All-Location 24 range following the Spring 2021 season, in which she finished with 753 set helps, 271 digs, and 39 blocks.
Grimes concluded several matches with in excess of 20 set assists and a few moments recorded in excess of 40, which includes a job-significant 47 set assists on Sophomore Recognition Working day.
“I hope to depart behind my enthusiasm for volleyball to the up coming team of VUVB players,” Grimes explained. “Sometimes, when you’re working towards each working day, you really don’t understand how substantially you like volleyball. When I began at Florida Tech, I was participating in intramurals, grass, and beach front volleyball and realized extremely immediately how much I desired to be back on the court docket. I hope the ladies comprehend their terrific prospect to engage in college or university volleyball alternatively of imagining of it as a load.”
“Savannah had to acquire on a pretty tough job her previous period listed here,” Sien included. “she was the only setter we experienced and a person of only two sophomores who saw sizeable participating in time. Savannah experienced hardly ever established in a just one-setter procedure right before, so that took some having utilised to with all the nuances it entails.”
“She took a pretty young crew to the Region Championship match,” Sien reported. “For her to dish out above 1400 career set helps is fantastic since she was in a 6-2 or two-setter process for her Freshman yr, which means she only established part of the time.”
“Savannah is the most accommodating setter I have at any time experienced,” Sien included. “She would continually check with her hitters the place they would like to be established, a lot quicker, even further, tighter or not as tight, etc. A terrific swing and a kill are dependent on how properly the ball is placed you can’t just toss the ball up and be expecting a eliminate and a place.”
“My major takeaway from my time at VU is to appreciate time with your buddies and the little points that make you content, in its place of stressing about issues that you are unable to management,” Grimes extra. “I fulfilled some of my closest mates at VU, and currently being in Florida, I desire I would have put in far more time with them just before I remaining.”