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Madison Mudd
Madison Mudd
Volleyball - Tue, Jan. 10, 2017

Georgetown College volleyball coach Nick Griffin has picked up a mid-year NCAA Division I transfer from East Tennessee State University. Madison Mudd, a freshman defensive specialist, helped the Bucs to a regular season Southern Conference title, but was ready to be closer to home.

"I felt as if I could connect with the team and really make an impact here at Georgetown," Mudd said. "ETSU is in Johnson City, Tenn., which is about five hours from home, so Georgetown also had the added bonus of being less than an hour from Louisville."

The former Mercy High School standout will continue her college and athletic ventures with the Tigers starting in January. For ETSU, Mudd tallied 69 digs in 51 sets for a 1.35 average.

She was a three-year varsity letter winner for Mercy and a one-year starter on a team that went 151-19 with a state title and national championship in her three seasons.

Mudd was all-district and all-region in 2015 and a member of the National Honor Society. She was named Courier-Journal Athlete of the Week once and named to the Louisville Catholic Sports Network second-team.

She played for MidAmerica Volleyball Association under coach Dan Palmer. The team won the 2011 national championship and Mudd herself was named All-American in 2013. From 2013-15, the defensive specialist was on the AVCA Phenom list. Her AAU 15 open finished third nationally, while her 16 open was fifth.

"(ETSU) Coach (Lindsey) Devine runs a great program as does Mercy's Matt Tomerson," Griffin said. "I know Madison has a great background in volleyball and her skills are where she can step in and immediately help us.

"We graduate two 1,000-plus dig defenders from our 2016 team so to find a college ready player with her experience, drive and abilities was really important to the development of our program as we move into spring practices."



 

 
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