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Union volleyball adds Hoover’s Wainwright

JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/8/2011 - The Union (Tenn.) University volleyball team has signed Abbey Wainwright of Hoover, Ala. Wainwright will enter Union this fall as a freshman and will major in biology as she works to become a pediatrician.

Wainwright, 5-foot-11 outside hitter, prepped at Shades Mountain (Ala.) Christian School where she played volleyball and basketball for four seasons. In volleyball, she helped lead her team to the Alabama state quarterfinals in 2007 and 2009. Wainwright was named all-state three times, was a three-time team MVP, named Birmingham News All-South three times and was the Birmingham News Player of the Year as a senior. The two-time team captain finished in the top-25 in the state of Alabama in career kills (1284) and aces (266). As a senior, she posted 478 kills, 71 aces and averaged 5.2 kills per game.

In basketball, Wainwright's team advanced to the state tournament quarterfinals in 2007 and were area champions in 2008 and 2009. She was an all-south selection, the 2008 AHSAA Area MVP and was only the fourth player in school history to reach 1,000 career points.

Off the court, Wainwright was the Valedictorian of her class, senior class vice president, National Honor Society Vice President, yearbook editor, Mu Alpha Theta, high school science fair grand prize winner in 2008 and 2009 in Chemistry and Environmental Biology.

Wainwright is the daughter of Lonnie and Cindy Wainwright and is a member of Hunter Street Baptist Church.


Steven Aldridge
Phone: (731) 661-5027
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