Paige Weaver To Join FSU Volleyball Program

Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University has received a volleyball commitment from prep hitter Paige Weaver (Davison/Cranbrook Kingswood), according to an announcement made recently by FSU head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm.

A 6-5 middle hitter, Weaver announced her intentions to join the Bulldog program starting with the fall 2012 campaign.  She claimed Michigan Class B Honorable Mention All-State accolades in 2011.

"Paige has many strengths as a volleyball player," said Brandel-Wilhelm.  "We've watched her develop over the past few years and are very excited about her potential.  She will be a great addition to Bulldog Volleyball."

Weaver recorded 274 kills with 95 total blocks and 48 digs for Cranbrook Kingswood High School in Bloomfield Hills during the 2011 season.  She was coached by former Ferris State All-American Kathy O'Connor on the prep level.

A three-time all-conference honoree, Weaver also attained all-region recognition this campaign and served as team captain.  She claimed team Most Improved Player Award recognition twice in her prep career and was an All-Catholic League pick in 2011.

Weaver totaled 249 kills with 46 blocks and 33 digs as her squad posted an 11-11 overall mark and won a district championship in 2010.  They twice won the East Lansing Tournament in her four seasons.

Besides playing prep volleyball, Weaver has played on the club level for Super Nova coached by Matthew Marks.  She's also played basketball on the prep level and been involved in the Gold Key Club.

Weaver is the daughter of Tim and Dee Weaver and plans to major in Pharmacy at Ferris State.

Ferris State compiled a 27-4 overall record in 2011 and won the GLIAC North Division Championship while also reaching the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Semifinals.  The Bulldogs finished as league co-champions after posting an 18-1 conference mark.

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