GREENVILLE, N.C. – Page Hiebert, a 6-0 outside hitter who earned 2017 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-America honors at Hutchinson Community College, will attend East Carolina University and compete for the volleyball program beginning in the 2018 spring semester, according to an announcement Tuesday by head coach Julie Torbett.
“We are very fortunate to pick up Page in the middle of the year,” Torbett said. “We graduate two strong outside hitters and need someone to come in right away and play six rotations for us. Having Page in the spring will be instrumental in her development as a player. Her statistics and accolades at Hutchinson show the caliber of player she is and our high expectations of her come from what she has done at that level. She is also a very bright student and will graduate early from Hutchinson.”
Hiebert posted one of the best offensive seasons in Blue Dragon history in leading the Hutchinson to a 27-14 overall record, a Region VI Tournament championship and an appearance in the NJCAA Tournament. She led the nation in total kills with 578 and was third in the NJCAA in kills per set at 4.10, resulting in Second-Team All-America accolades. Her 578 total kills ranked third in Blue Dragon single-season history and her 4.10 kills per set ranked second in team season history.
The Blue Dragon sophomore had six matches of 20 or more kills, including tying a Hutchinson single-match record with 28 against No. 2 Iowa Western in the Midwest Superstore/Blue Dragon Classic Sept. 22. In addition to her stellar offensive output, Hiebert also posted 379 total digs, 60 total blocks and a team-high 41 aces.
During her two-year career at Hutchinson, Hiebert was a two-time first-team All-Jayhawk West Conference selection and was selected the 2016 Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year. She ranks third in Blue Dragon history with a two-year total of 877 kills.