Texas Tech Signs Four Volleyball Recruits During Fall Period|
Don Flora signed his second recruiting class at Texas Tech Wednesday.
Nov. 9, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech volleyball coach Don Flora announced the signing of four future student-athletes to national letters of intent Wednesday as Emily Ehrle, Brianna Grant, Emily Ruetter, and Meghan Stacy will join the program next fall.
The signing class marked the second of Flora's tenure as the first-year head coach was able to sign four current freshmen during last year's spring signing period.
Tech's 2012 class will join with several preferred walk-ons next fall, giving Flora additional depth along the front row as the group consists of two outside hitters (Ehrle, Stacy), a middle blocker (Grant), and a setter (Ruetter).
"As a staff, we are looking forward to the presence, the volleyball IQ, and experience our 2012 class of preferred walk-ons and signees bring to the court," Flora said. "We have some fantastic student-athletes that will compete at a high level, and most importantly, represent Texas Tech and the volleyball program in a positive way."
Flora, along with assistant coaches Beth Falls and Jojit Coronel, spanned the country for the class as only Ehrle (Crowley, Texas) hails from the state of Texas. Grant will arrive at Tech from Antioch, Ill., while Stacy is from Ozark, Mo.
Ruetter (Burlington, Ontario), meanwhile, will become Tech's first Canadian-born player since Amy Gandy, the program's current director of operations, who played for the Red Raiders from 2004-07.
The signing day announcement comes just hours prior to the Red Raiders facing 8th-ranked Texas at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the United Spirit Arena.