DICKINSON, N.D.- The Dickinson State University Volleyball and Track and Field teams are pleased to announce the signing of Jordan Gilcrist from Billings, MT.
Gilcrist has been a starting defensive specialist/libero for the Billings Senior Broncs for the past three years. During her time as a Bronc, Gilcrist helped assist her team to four consecutive top-three place finishes at the Montana State Volleyball Tournament, which included one state championship title. Gilcrist is a two-time 1st Team All-Conference player, and a two-time All-State recipient. Overall, Gilcrist ended her high school volleyball career as being one of Montana Class AA's all-time leading passers. This includes breaking a 12-year-old record at Senior High for all-time digs in a career with 1,226. (The former record was 1,157 held by Lacee Tvetene).
Not only is Gilcrist an outstanding volleyball player, but she is also heavily involved in track and field. On the track, Gilcrist competes in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 4x100m & 4x400m relays. In just two seasons, Gilcrist has earned All-State and All-Conference both years and is set to live up to those same expectations this upcoming spring.
"Jordan is one of the quickest defensive specialists I have come across. She is extremely agile on the volleyball court which allows her to dig balls that other libero's don't get to," stated head coach Jennifer Hartman. "We are excited to use Gilcrist's pure athleticism and speed to create an aggressive defensive system this upcoming season. We are very grateful she decided to continue her volleyball and track careers at Dickinson State."
When asked why she chose Dickinson State Gilcrist stated, "Volleyball and track have always been my passion. Not many get the opportunity to play collegiate sports as I have, but the bonus is I also get to play alongside my sister again. The ability to have my sister by my side as I face the journey and transition to college is such an amazing gift provided by DSU. I am excited to become a part of the Blue Hawk family and see all that is has to offer."
Gilcrist plans to work towards a degree in Psychology. She is the daughter of Charles and Linda Gilcrist.