As part of National Signing Day activities this week, Smoky Valley High School’s Hope Duncan signed to play Volleyball at Fort Hays State University.
Duncan, a fantastic athlete and leader, set a Lady Vikings school record for kills in a season with 463 this year, breaking her own record of 437 from her Junior campaign. In addition, Duncan hold the Smoky valley record for digs in a season with 463.
Duncan’s rare athletic feats are just a bonus to her impact to the team as a whole, as the 2-time all-State Tournament team athlete helped lead the Lady Vikings to a State Runner-Up finish and over 30 wins this year.
“She has a great work ethic and is a fantastic teammate, always encouraging and pushing others,” said Smoky Valley Head Coach Doug Schneider. “She’s just a good kid who had a dream of playing at the next level and went for it. We’re so proud of her!”
She hit the elusive 3K club this year reaching 1,000 in 3 categories, Kills, Digs, and Serve Receives. As well as taking 4th place in the State Triple Jump last spring.
The Fort Hays State Tigers will add Duncan to a team that has won 11 matches this season, and competes in the always tough MIAA of the NCAA’s Division II.