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Union Volleyball Signs Alabama Player to 2008 Roster

JACKSON, Tenn. - 5/8/2008 - Anna Sims of Trussville, Alabama has signed to play her college volleyball with the Union University Lady Bulldogs. Sims will enter Union this fall as a freshman.

Sims, a 5-foot-11 middle blocker, prepped at Hewitt Trussville High School where she played four seasons of volleyball. She helped lead her team to three straight Area 13 Championships from 2005-2007. In 2006, her squad won the Fairhope Classic Title. As a senior, Sims earned Area 13 All-Tournament, AVBCA second team All-State, Birmingham news All-State, and was Team Captain. Sims was top-10 in kills for the Metro Area and was team leader in kills and blocks. She added Area 13 MVP to her honors as a junior. Sims recorded 3.75 kills per game, 12.5 kills per match, 1.5 blocks per game, and 4.5 blocks per match. Her 374 kills in the season led the metro area for 10 straight weeks.

Union head volleyball coach Steven Gream states, “Anna is a great addition to our university in the classroom and on the court.” Gream adds, “She plays strong at the net with her attacking and blocking abilities. Anna will be a key presence on the court as she gets adjusted to the college game. We are very excited to have her as a part of the Union program.”

Off the court, Sims was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, French Club, and was an honor graduate.


Steven Aldridge
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