Members of the Hope College volleyball team are being honored for their performance on the court and in the classroom.
The Flying Dutch captured the championship of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. Coach Maureen Dunn's Dutch posted a 31-8 season record.
Senior Amy Brower of Hamilton, Mich. (Hamilton HS) and sophomore Laura Hahnfeld of Midland, Mich. (Midland HS) have been named to the Great Lakes All-Region team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. They become eligible for Division III All-America consideration.
Brower and senior teammate Kim Grotenhuis have been voted to the first Verizon Academic All-District team. They are among six players honored from NCAA Division II and III and NAIA teams in Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. Grotenhuis was the top vote-getter in the balloting of sports information directors at member colleges. Brower and Grotenhuis become eligible for Acadmeic All-America consideration.
Brower, Grotenhuis and Hanfeld were all voted to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) all-conference first team. Last spring Grotenhuis was voted an Academic All-American in softball.