Sarah Calkin a 6'1" outside hitter from Calgary, Alberta has committed to the College of the Rockies for the 2017/18 season. Sarah attended Lord Beaverbrook High School in Calgary, AB and was named her team's MVP in her Grade 10 year. She played club volleyball for the 403 selects and helped lead her team to a Provincial Bronze medal at the U18 Provincial Championships in 2015/16 season. Sarah has also been part of the Team Alberta club volleyball program playing in her U16 season as well as playing on the U18 Team Alberta squad despite being U17 age.
This past season Sarah played for the Memorial University Seahawks out of St. John's, Newfoundland. Her team finished 2nd in the Atlantic University Sport Volleyball Championships. Sarah mentioned "I am very excited for my move back closer to home and to continue my volleyball career with the College of the Rockies Avalanche Women's Volleyball team. I think it will be a good fit for me both in volleyball and in school". Sarah is looking to take Criminal and Social Justice at the College. She also mentioned "I am looking forward to joining the COTR girls and contributing my part to the team".
John Swanson mentioned "Sarah will be a great addition to an already very for strong recruiting class. She is someone who we were trying to recruit right out of high school and after she attended our summer ID camp it was evident that she had the strength and skill set to immediately play at the collegiate level. I believe the experience she has gained playing at the USport level as well as attending classes in a university environment will allow Sarah to seamlessly transition to the demands and expectations required at the College of the Rockies. We are very happy to have Sarah join our COTR volleyball family".