Elizabeth's Hawkins to play volleyball at Adams State
by Chris Day
ALAMOSA, Colo.— Adams State College volleyball coach Lindy Mortensen announced that Megan Hawkins, a 5-foot-9 setter from Elizabeth, has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Grizzlies starting in 2007.
Hawkins, a first team all-conference and CCGS All-State selection for Coach Don Lash’s Elizabeth High School Cardinals, recorded 1,019 assists, 452 kills and 92 aces during her prep career. She also earned second team all-conference honors in basketball.
“We are excited to have Megan join our team,” Mortensen said.
“She is a good athlete with strong setting and hitting ability. As I got to observe her at a camp last summer, I was impresses with not only her athletic ability, but her great work ethic. Add that to the fact that she is a great student and Megan is a wonderful addition to our program,” Mortensen said.
Hawkins holds a 4.0 high school GPA and has been on the principal’s honor roll throughout her career. She was named as a Wendy’s High School Heisman Nominee and was an academic all-state selection.
Both of Hawkins’ parents are former student-athletes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Her father, Eric, played basketball at Mesa State College from 1982-86 earning Third Team All-America and NAIA District VII Player of the Year honors as a senior in 1986. He was inducted into the Swire Coca-Cola/Maverick Hall of Honor in 2000. Hawkins’ mother, Lora, played softball at Mesa State during the same time. Both were also Academic All-Americans for the Mavericks.