Missouri State University - West Plains

Alumni

Recent Alumni

  • Helena Peric – University of California-Riverside – All-American
  • Torika Baleilekutu – University of Memphis
  • Laiz Novaes – Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Magda Zietek – University of North Dakota
  • Taylor Swayzer – Tennessee State University – All-American
  • Lia Havili – Murray State University
  • Kate Stepanova – Florida State University – 2X All-American (Final Four All-American and Sand All-American, Graduated & Florida International University (Grad student 1 year Sand All-American)
  • Sabina Papala – St. John’s University (Graduated) & Carson Newman University (as a Grad student)
  • Patricia Figueiredo – Florida State University – All-American (Graduated) & Florida A & M University (Grad student)
  • Abbey Roam – Spring Hill College (NAIA National Tournament)
  • Briana Walsh – Evangel University (All-American senior year, NAIA National Tournament)
  • Lindsey Hale – College of the Ozarks
  • Danielle Parker – Francis Marion University

Alumni by University/College

  • College of the Ozarks – Lindsey Hale (08-09)
  • Long Beach State University – Brittney Herzog (07-08)
  • Drury University – Rachel Warrington (07-08)
  • University of West Florida – Patricia Gandolfo (07-08)
  • University of Missouri – Luiza Jarocka (2007)
  • Howard University – Elyssa Lee (07-08)
  • Tennessee State University – Candace Saleaumua (07-08)
  • Arkansas State University – Mafo Joelle (07-08)
  • Georgia State University – Amy Lusk (05-07)
  • Drury University – Courtney Hendrickson (05-07)
  • Virginia Commonwealth – Jaclyn Orlando (04)
  • Ohio State University – Felicia Jones (04-06)
  • Drury University – Maggie Thompson (04-06)
  • University of South Florida – Juliana Nogueira (03-06)
  • Florida International University – Anna Dmowska (03-05)
  • Central Methodist University – Edna Chumo, Loran Ichord (03-05)
  • Columbia College – Rose Obunaga (03-05)
  • Arkansas Tech University – Leslie Goggans (03-05)
  • Howard University – Kimberly Dexter (03-05)
  • Winthrop University – Sarah Mae Billingsley (02-04)
  • Emporia State University – Libby Wand (02-04)
  • University of Central Arkansas – Pearline Gill (02-04)
  • University of Arkansas – Sara Kincaid (01-03)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington – Bea Gerevich and Jen Mais (01-03)
  • University of Arkansas – Nesi Crawford (00-02)
  • North Carolina A & T State University – Mia Langi (01-03)
  • University of Tennessee – Laura Paul (99-2000)
  • Southwest Missouri State University – LaKesha DeBerry (98-99)
  • Southwest Missouri State University – Amanda Sherwood (01-03)
  • North Carolina A & T State University – Tua Reilly (01-03)
  • University of Arkansas Little Rock – Maialla Hurga (01-03)
  • Highpoint University – Kimberly Wright (01-03)
  • Central Missouri State University – Shannon Washburn (96-98)
  • Columbia College – 3 players (2 NAIA National Championships 98-99)
  • Arkansas State University – Tara Hayman (97-98)

In addition to where some of our student/athletes have continued their education, Universities such as Ohio State University, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Iowa, Iowa State University and Oregon State University have offered scholarships to our players. And programs such as Colorado State, BYU-Hawaii, University of Alabama, St. John’s University and Florida State University have recruited players over the past few seasons. One of the many positives of Missouri State University-West Plains is that our student/athletes have options they may not have had coming out of high school. We are very proud of what we have accomplished in the 19 years of the Grizzly Volleyball program.