Flora Adds Two Volleyball Transfers at Midterm|
Don Flora added two midterm transfers on Friday.
Jan. 13, 2012
Jobe, an Amarillo native, will have four years of eligibility remaining after redshirting her first semester at Long Beach State. The 5'11 setter was a highly-touted recruit out of Canyon Randall High School as she was listed as a top 150 "Senior Ace" nationally by Prep Volleyball.
She joined with current Tech junior Aubree Piper to lead the Raiders to the Class 4A state title her junior year before bowing out in the regional finals her senior season. She was named a High School All-American by Prep Volleyball following her junior season.
"As one of the nation's elite setters in her recruiting class, we are very pleased that Tori has made the choice to come home to West Texas," Flora said. "Tori's tools, release and volleyball knowledge make her a quality addition to the Red Raider volleyball family. We are very happy she will be here this spring to learn the systems, get to know the players and prepare for the 2012 season."
Brummitt, meanwhile, will give Tech depth at the defensive specialist position as the Plano, Texas native recorded a school-record 688 digs during her freshman season at Radford University. She wrapped the 2011 season ranked among the top 30 in the country in digs per set en route to earning All-Big South first team honors along with all-freshmen team accolades.
Like Jobe, Brummitt was a top recruit coming out of high school with Prep Volleyball naming her one of the top-39 liberos in the country. A three-year letterwinner at Plano West High School, Brummitt was a two-time all-district honoree after snapping the school records for digs in both a career (1,250) and single season (616).
"We look forward to the addition of Rachel as a defender and ball-control specialist," Flora said. "She had a fantastic first season in college and will bring that experience, success and drive to compete in the gym every day. We believe her training through high school, club, and one year of college all have helped her develop into a quality volleyball player. We are very happy to have her join us mid-year."
In addition to the two transfers, Flora also signed four high school recruits to national letters of intent in November to join the program next fall.