2021 Women's Volleyball Recruits

To 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 2021-22 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.

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Breanna Babcock

Name: Breanna Babcock

High School: Dos Pueblos High School (Goleta, California)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Middle/Outside (right-side hitter)

Height / Weight: 5'11"

Intended Major:

Physical Therapy (Biomedical Engineering)

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because it’s somewhere I can grow in my faith, pursue my dream career, and play collegiate sports. When I first stepped on campus, I was immediately greeted with warm welcomes from the staff and volleyball team that made it feel like home.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Baking bread.

Fun Fact:

I can say my ABC’s backwards in under five seconds.
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Taylor Cave

Name: Taylor Cave

High School: Cascade Christian High School (Medford, Oregon)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Setter

Height / Weight: 5-7

Intended Major:

Exercise Science

Why I Chose George Fox:

It is the best fit for me.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Shopping online.

Fun Fact:

I love going on adventures.
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Reagan Fernandez

Name: Reagan Fernandez

High School: Trinity Classical Academy (Valencia, California)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Middle Blocker

Height / Weight: 5'10"

Intended Major:

Business Administration

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because I want to be involved in a community that includes others with a heart for Jesus, a desire for excellence in academics and athletics, a vibrant student life, and wise professors and coaches to guide me into adulthood. I want to Be Known, and the love and support that I have already felt from coaches, players, students and professors has convinced me that Fox is the place I want and need to be.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

I started doing twice-daily workouts! In a depressing time, working out increased my energy and gave me a drive to get through the day during quarantine.

Fun Fact:

I am afraid of mayonnaise.
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Addison Hawes

Name: Addison Hawes

High School: Pullman High School (Pullman, Washington)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Setter

Height / Weight: 5'5"

Intended Major:

Social Work

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox after attending a volleyball camp on campus. I loved the scenery, the other volleyball players, and seemingly the program. Immediately I felt that George Fox was a place I could be genuinely cared for and a place where I could deeply grow in my relationship with Jesus, and others. :)

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Geocaching! I can't go a sunny day without looking for caches. My goal is to find all the ones in Pullman before I leave for Fox!

Fun Fact:

Besides volleyball, I love to sing and play piano, and currently am a member of my worship team!
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Grace Hovan

Name: Grace Hovan

High School: Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, California)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Outside, Right-side Hitter

Height / Weight: 5'10"

Intended Major:

Nursing

Why I Chose George Fox:

I felt immediately at home when I visited campus and I fell in love with the volleyball program!

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Friendship bracelets! I shortly stopped after things started opening up again!

Fun Fact:

I am the only member of my family born in California!
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Alyssa Kiser

Name: Alyssa Kiser

High School: Anacortes High School (Anacortes, Washington)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Outside and Right-Side Hitter, Middle Blocker

Height / Weight: 5'11"

Intended Major:

Undecided

Why I Chose George Fox:

It checked off all the boxes of things I was looking for in a school, and when I visited I felt so welcomed by everyone.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Painting! I got a paint-by-number set from a friend, and I love it!

Fun Fact:

I am a Canadian citizen.
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Caitlin Nemecek

Name: Caitlin Nemecek

High School: Kent Denver High School (Centennial, Colorado)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Middle, Right-side, and Outside Hitter

Height / Weight: 5'9"

Intended Major:

Biology

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because it can help me further my passion in volleyball and also guide me to become the individual I want to become!

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Videography.

Fun Fact:

I am a really good Mario Kart player.
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Addison Robertson

Name: Addison Robertson

High School: North Thurston High School (Olympia, Washington)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Outside Hitter

Height / Weight: 5-11

Intended Major:

Exercise Science

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because I wanted a faith-based education where I could play volleyball and grow as a Christian, athlete, and as a person.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

I learned how to solve a Rubik’s Cube.

Fun Fact:

I love to hike and be outside!

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Julissa Rocha-Ibarra

Name: Julissa Rocha-Ibarra

High School: Blanchet Catholic High School (Turner, Oregon)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Libero and Defensive Specialist

Height / Weight: 5'4"

Intended Major:

Nursing

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because I felt right at home. I was looking for a team to call my family and a competitive nursing program, and I found it. I have never seen a team that's more bonded than the Fox volleyball team, and I am just so excited that I can be a part of it. From the very beginning the team and coaches were all so welcoming, and I absolutely fell in love with the campus. It is a very Christ-centered team, and I'm blessed that I found Fox in my recruiting process.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Baking and acrylic painting.

Fun Fact:

I'm a first-gen student and the first to play a collegiate sport in my family.
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* Student-athletes listed on this page 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.