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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

June 20, 2005

Andrea King Named Northwest Assistant Volleyball Coach

MARYVILLE, Mo.--Northwest Missouri State volleyball head coach Lori Slight announced Andrea King as assistant volleyball coach. King, a four-year member of the Butler University volleyball team in Indianapolis, Ind., comes to the Bearcats after three seasons of coaching at Speedway High School in Indianapolis. King becomes the first full-time assistant volleyball coach at Northwest.

King's coaching resume started in 2002 when she took over the head coaching reigns for the volleyball team at Speedway and was head coach of a club volleyball team in Indianapolis.

As an athlete at Butler, King was a three-time member of the Horizon League All-Tournament team and twice was named to Second Team All-Conference. King was also awarded the Josten's Academic Award for athletes with a 3.25 or higher Grade Point Average.

King graduated from Butler in 2002 with a degree in elementary education and received her masters degree in middle school science endorsement from the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in May 2005.

"King will be able to bring in that experience, because she actually has played the sport and done it well." Slight said. "She is bringing a very hands on knowledge about what it is like to be in an in-game situation."

King will begin her duties on Aug. 1. Her responsiblities include recruiting, on-court work and monitoring student-athletes' academic progress.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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