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Tech Volleyball Announces Two Signings


3/30/2012

Montana Tech head volleyball coach Brian Solomon announced the signing of two volleyball players today. Kimmy Kavran from Missoula Sentinel and Sydney Norris from Governor John R. Rogers High School in Puyallup, Washington, signed NAIA letters of intent to come to Montana Tech next school year.

Kimmy Kavran, a 5’3" libero, was born in Butte but grew up in Spokane and Missoula.

"Kimmy is a great fit for our program," said coach Solomon. "It is great to have a Butte kid coming back, especially one as sought after and talented as Kimmy."

As a three year varsity starter at Sentinel, Kavran achieved first team all-conference and first team all-state her junior and senior years and was a member of Montana Volleyball Super-State Team. She was named academic all-state both years. This past season, she was nominated for the Montana Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.

"She has great ball control and is very good at reading the game," added Solomon.

In addition to volleyball, Kavran played club soccer, basketball and track.

The daughter of Tom and Shirley Kavran, Kimmy plans on majoring in nursing in the fall.

"Being a Butte native, I chose Montana Tech since I have so much family and friends here to support me," said Kavran. "You couldn't ask for a better education and I'm looking forward to playing college volleyball."

Sydney Norris, a 5’9" outside hitter, played volleyball for Governor John R. Rogers High School and Puget Sound Volleyball Club in Washington.

"We are very excited to add Sydney to our program," said coach Solomon. "She has the athleticism and all-around play that can have an immediate impact in the Frontier Conference. More importantly, she will be a great academic fit at Tech."

Norris has been a captain and team MVP for two years in Puyallup. As a junior and senior, she was elected first team all-league. This last season, she was selected to The News Tribune All-Area Second Team.

Norris plans on majoring in biology. She is the daughter of Kevin and Sarah.