Jeannin signs with Ottawa to play volleyball
Laura Jeannin had thoughts of following her sister to Johnson County Community College.
Katie Jeannin, who graduated from Tonganoxie High last spring, plays softball for the Cavaliers.
But instead, Laura picked another school. Last Wednesday, Jeannin signed with Ottawa University to play volleyball. And although she won't be with big sis, it was a contact of Katie's from club volleyball who helped Laura decide on OU.
"They had coached Katie in volleyball," Laura said, referring to Ottawa coaches Kendra and Phil Oberzan. "I like the campus, too. I just really liked it."
Jeannin was the quarterback of last fall's Tonganoxie volleyball team. As a setter, Jeannin helped guide THS to a 30-8 record and substate championship match appearance.
Ottawa went 19-11 last year and won the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title. Jeannin's future coach is an Ottawa native.
She played volleyball at Kansas and also was a high-jumper for the Jayhawk track team.
Jeannin is a four-sport athlete at THS. In addition to volleyball, she competes in basketball in the winter and softball and track in the spring.
But at OU, she plans to focus on volleyball.
The THS senior will major in elementary education at OU.