UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western Bulldogs head volleyball coach Lisa Griffiths announced the signing of Fort Benton, Mont. senior Kelsey Little to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent. By Lowell Peterson [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="299" caption="Kelsey Little."][/caption] University of Montana Western Bulldogs head volleyball coach Lisa Griffiths announced the signing of Fort Benton, Mont. senior Kelsey Little to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent. “I am excited to announce the addition of Kelsey to our volleyball program,” Griffiths said. “She is an outstanding athlete who had a great career at Fort Benton and looks to continue that success here at Montana Western.” Little, a middle blocker/outside hitter, played four years of volleyball at now Class C Fort Benton. As a freshman, Little was named second team all-conference (Class B). She was named first team all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior and was also named to the all-state volleyball team in both her junior and senior seasons. She holds the school record for most kills in a match, season and career; most blocks in a match and season; and has the serve receive record of 82 percent. Little is also listed in the Montana High School Association top kills over 1,000 category. In addition to volleyball, Little also played basketball as a sophomore and junior and was on the golf team for four years. Fort Benton won state Class C golf championships in 2010 and 2011, and Little was the state golf individual champion in 2011 with a two-day score of 170 (winning by 10 strokes). Little is also an active participant in many activities outside athletics. She is a member of Leo’s Club, Spanish Club, Science Club, B-Club, Benton Lifters and served as student council vice-president at Fort Benton. She was also her school’s Dale Erickson Memorial Award winner as a sophomore. Little is the daughter of Sherry and Parry Lepley. She plans to major in business administration and said Montana Western’s unique block scheduling program Experience One, in which students take a single course at a time, was a major factor in her choice to attend. “I chose Montana Western because I love the Experience One program, and I'm very excited to play volleyball,” Little explained.
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