UMW News BureauCharelle Vivan Minor, a 6-foot-two middle blocker from Pocatello, Idaho, is the newest member of the Bulldog volleyball team. By Wally Feldt University of Montana Western volleyball coach Katie Howells announced the signing today of Charelle Vivian Minor, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker from Pocatello, Idaho, to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent. Minor transfers from the College of Southern Idaho (CSI). She is a 2009 graduate of Pocatello’s Century high school where she was a three-year varsity letterman in volleyball and a two-year varsity letterman in basketball. "We are excited about Charelle's decision to play at Montana Western next season,” Howells said. “She will be a great fit and is a player that will make an immediate impact in our line up. Charelle comes with four years of eligibility after spending one season as a redshirt at CSI, winners of the national junior college championship. She is a great student who takes her academics seriously and is a natural all-around leader.” In the classroom, Minor maintained a 4.0 GPA and graduated with high honors. She was selected to the National Honor Society and was a four-time all-around student recipient. “I signed because I really liked the coaching staff and the atmosphere of Montana Western,” Minor said. “In the short time I was there, the volleyball girls made me feel really welcome and like a part of their team. I also wanted to go to a four-year school that had the degree I wanted and I’m excited to get the chance to excel on and off the court.” Minor is the daughter of Charles and Rochelle Minor and will major in biology.