ALVA, Okla. - Northwestern Oklahoma State University has named Fernanda Frey as volleyball coach.
Frey comes to NWOSU from Union College (Ky.) where she was an assistant coach under head coach Whitney Elam for the past 18 months.
"Fernanda is a great addition to our staff of coaches," NWOSU Athletic Director Andy Carter said. "She will bring energy and excitement to our volleyball program."
Prior to her time at Union, Frey was a student assistant coach for a year at Newberry College (S.C.) where she also played two seasons achieving Second Team All-South Atlantic Conference honors. The Brazilian native led Newberry in kills and kills per set during her senior season and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Prior to her playing at Newberry, she played at Lake Land Community College (Ill.) where she garnered All-Region honors during her freshman and sophomore seasons.
Frey, a native of a Sao Paulo, Brazil, played for several top Brazilian teams including Pinheiros, Sao Paulo and Paulistano.
"When looking for the right fit for NWOSU and our new Volleyball program, Fernanda stood out among several outstanding candidates," Carter said. "Her personality, playing experience, and international connections will aid in building this exciting new program."
She graduated from Newberry College with a degree in physical education and leisure services and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in education at NWOSU.
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to build a program," Frey said. "I thank Andy Carter for trusting me with such a big and exciting challenge."
Posted on Wed, January 18, 2012
by Allan Scarabello