Texas Tech Volleyball Inks Two During Fall Signing Period

Nov. 14, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech volleyball coach Don Flora announced the signing of Marguerite Grubb and Victoria Hinneburg to a national letter of intent Wednesday to join the program for the 2013 season.

Grubb and Hinneburg make up the second signing class under Flora, who signed four prospects a year ago. The two signees will be joined next fall by an expected group of two preferred walk-ons.

"The complete 2013 recruiting class at Texas Tech brings a high level of volleyball skills and meets our specific needs as we develop this program," Flora said. "Also and as importantly, they will represent the Texas Tech Athletics Department and the volleyball program in a positive way throughout their careers here at Texas Tech."

One of the top setters in the state of Texas, Grubb will arrive at Tech after starting the past four years for Bellaire High School near Houston. The 5-10 setter was a four-year starter for the Cardinals, who claimed the district title for the 13th-consecutive season in 2012 after an undefeated run through District 20-5A.

Grubb was a first team all-district pick all four seasons and was recognized as one of the top 40 players in the Houston area by the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association (GHVCA). She totaled 564 assists to go along with 170 kills and 100 digs during her senior year alone.

"Marguerite brings a focus and competitive edge that will be a positive ingredient in the gym," Flora said. "Her ability to analyze and use her volleyball IQ and knowledge in the setting position makes her a fantastic addition to the Texas Tech family. I believe the quality of character and the quality of person within Marguerite makes her a wonderful fit here. I look forward to many years of Marguerite helping Texas Tech reach our established goals."

Hinneburg, meanwhile, will make the journey to Lubbock after competing for several of the top volleyball clubs in her native Germany. A 6-4 middle blocker, Hinneburg was part of three national youth championship teams, including the 2012 squad that was part of the Dresdner volleyball organization.

The Leipzig, Germany native will give the Red Raiders immediate height and athleticism in the middle as she will be the tallest Red Raider to sign with Tech during Flora's tenure. Her signing also marks the second-straight year Tech has inked an international recruit after Emily Ruetter committed to the program last year out of Canada.

"We are pleased that Victoria made the decision to make Texas Tech a home for her U.S. collegiate volleyball career," Flora added. "We believe that Victoria's skill set can transition quickly to the Big 12 and elite collegiate volleyball. We look forward to her presence and her ability to attack from any position within our offense. Her personality and presence are also infectious and are the type of traits we want in this program."

The two signees complete Tech's signing class during the fall period. Tech will announce its class of preferred walk-ons early next summer.

Marguerite Grubb, SET, Bellaire, Texas/Bellaire H.S.
Victoria Hinneburg, MB/RS, Leipzig, Germany




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