NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2020-21 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we hosted a virtual Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Women's Volleyball Recruits

Mia Cha

Name: Mia Cha

High School: Hillsdale High School (San Mateo, California)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Setter

Height / Weight: 5'4"

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-league honors while helping team get to round three of the Central Coast Section playoffs and the second round of the NorCal playoffs.

Why I chose George Fox:
“It truly stood out to me throughout my recruiting process because it was somewhere that I could not only thrive and improve as a student-athlete but also strengthen my faith.”

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Taylor Dekoning

Name: Taylor Dekoning

High School: Kittitas High School (Ellensburg, Washington)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Outside hitter

Height / Weight: 5'9"

High School Highlights:
Named team MVP her sophomore, junior and senior years and was a team captain her junior and senior years; selected first-team all-league as a sophomore, junior and senior; made all-state team as a junior and senior; named an AVCA Phenom her junior year; helped team win league titles her freshman and sophomore seasons; was top-five in state in digs and kills her senior year and top-20 in state for most aces

Why I chose George Fox:
“I was looking for a small Christian college where I could grow in my faith. After visiting, I felt like George Fox was the perfect place for me to learn and grow in my faith. The volleyball team took me in the very first day and made me feel like this is where I belong.”

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Piper Harrop

Name: Piper Harrop

High School: Sherwood High School (Sherwood, Oregon)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Libero and Defensive Specialist

Height / Weight: 5'6"

High School Highlights:
Was team MVP and earned first-team all-league honors as a senior, when she was her squad’s top defensive player with 331 digs; was second on team in service aces with 36 her final season

Why I chose George Fox:
“When I came to George Fox for a tour I felt nothing but love and acceptance from the players. I knew that God was telling me this was where I was supposed to be. Ever since then I’ve been getting texts from players and [coach] Emily [Davis] simply checking in to let me know I have people to talk to. I grew even more sure God was letting me know this is a place I could feel safe and loved!”

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Olivia Jacobsen

Name: Olivia Jacobsen

High School: Air Academy High School (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Middle blocker

Height / Weight: 6'0"

High School Highlights:
Named academic first-team all-state her junior and senior seasons and was an all-conference honorable mention honoree as a freshman; led team in blocks as a senior and earned a varsity letter her sophomore through senior years

Why I chose George Fox:
“I am excited to be a part of a community that values the individual as well as the team. I look forward to not only growing as an athlete at George Fox, but as a person who follows Christ in every area of my life.”

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Kaitlyn Johnson

Name: Kaitlyn Johnson

High School: Nikiski High School (Nikiski, Alaska)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Setter and defensive specialist

Height / Weight: 5'6"

High School Highlights:
Helped her team win a state and league title her junior year and take third in both state and conference her senior season; as a senior, she was the conference’s MVP and was a first-team all-state selection while serving as team captain; named the Class 3A’s best setter as both a junior and senior; was a first-team all-conference and all-state player as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
“I wanted to be surrounded by people who love Jesus and love what they do. Whether that's in academics or athletics, everyone here that I've met has goals and aspirations, and I feel like I can grow in every aspect of my life here while building positive connections with those around me.”

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Kassandra Staton

Name: Kassandra Staton

High School: Santiam Christian High School (Albany, Oregon)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Outside Hitter

Height / Weight: 5'10"

High School Highlights:
Named unanimous Class 3A Oregon Player of the Year and was a unanimous league and all-state first-team player her senior year; served as co-captain her senior year in helping her team win its second straight state championship; named first-team all-league and all-state as a junior; selected first-team all-league as a sophomore and made league's honorable mention list as a freshman

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose Fox because of the family-like atmosphere that makes me feel at home and the heart for God the volleyball team has shown me.”

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.