Northmor’s Mikayla Briggs signed to play volleyball for Bluffton University on Thursday.
The Knight senior had also been considering playing volleyball at Otterbein or attending Bowling Green or Kent State as a student, but found the volleyball program and university at Bluffton a good fit.
“They contacted me over the summer and I kind of looked into it after that,” she said. “I like the small school and what they’re after with their ideas of community and service and giving back.”
Briggs, who is planning to major in either speech pathology or special education, started looking at playing volleyball in college a year ago, after former Northmor teammate Shelbie Wiseman made that leap after the 2013-14 school year.
“Probably last year,” she said. “My friend Shelbie went to Muskingum, so that brought to my attention it was doable for me.”
Briggs was an honorable mention Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference player and a second team Central District pick as a junior and made first team in both this past season. She also was nominated to be All-Ohio.
At the moment, she isn’t sure what her role will be with the Bluffton program as a freshman; mainly because she is still working her way back into shape after shoulder surgery.
“I had surgery at the end of November,” she said. “I’m working on getting my strength built up, so it shouldn’t be too much longer.”
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