Dickinson State University Volleyball signs two from Montana

Dickinson State University Volleyball signs two from Montana

DICKINSON, ND- The Dickinson State University Volleyball team is pleased to announce the signing of two Eastern Montana athletes.

Jenna Swope of Miles City, MT has been a varsity outside hitter and defensive specialist for the Miles City Cowgirls for the past four years.  During her time as a Cowgirl she competed in volleyball, basketball, and softball.  Swope is a two-time All-Conference volleyball player, and was selected as All-State for Class A this past season.  Her junior year in basketball and softball she was selected as All-Conference, and is set to match those same standards these upcoming seasons.

Not only is Jenna an outstanding volleyball player, but she is also an excellent student.  Academically, Swope is a member of the National Honors Society, and has managed to maintain a 3.8 GPA throughout high school.  Swope is a four-time academic All-State Award recipient.

"Jenna is an incredible 3-sport athlete and we feel very lucky that she chose to play at Dickinson State," stated head coach Jennifer Hartman. "For me personally, it is very nice to sign an athlete from my alma mater, and I can't think of a better one than Jenna Swope.  Not only will she continue on the tradition of "The Cowboy Way," but she will also be an excellent representation of the legacy on which the Blue Hawk Volleyball program is built upon."

Jenna plans to work towards a degree in Education.  She is the daughter of Nancy and Michael Swope.

Karlie Cleveland of Billings, MT has been a varsity setter and right side hitter for the Billings West Golden Bears for the past three years.  During her time as a Golden Bear, she made three state appearances.  Karlie was also awarded with captain this past season.  

Academically, Cleveland is a three-time All-State award recipient for volleyball and basketball.  Cleveland is a member of the National Honors Society, and has managed to maintain a 3.5 GPA throughout her high school career.   

When asked why she chose to attend Dickinson State University, Cleveland stated, "I loved the people.  They made me feel at home." 

"Karlie is a great asset to the program." head coach Jennifer Hartman said. "She is aggressive offensively, and the potential she has in the setting position is endless.  Her calm and controlled demeanor and positive attitude will make her a great connection between our offense and defense."

Karlie plans to work towards a degree in Nursing.  She is the daughter of Karrie and Matt Cleveland.