Central's Estep Signs With Shorter University

Middle Blocker Signs Volleyball Grant

Monday, November 25, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

Central High School standout Tiffani Estep signed a volleyball scholarship recently with Shorter University.

Estep, 5-10, led Central to the District 6-AA Tournament championship. The Lady Pounders finished as runner-up in the Region 3-AA Tournament and lost to Signal Mountain in a state sectional.

"At first I wasn't going to play volleyball  in college, but then went to a camp at Shorter and fell in love with the campus, the players and the coaches,'' she said. "It just fel like home, really comfortable.''

Estep, a middle blocker, had 520 kills, 132 digs, 36 assists, 71 aces and 82 blocks at Central.

"I'm not sure about when I will get in the lineup at Shorter, but will really work hard at earning a spot,'' she said.

Last week, Shorter topped Southern Wesleyan in straight sets en route to the NCCAA South Region Championship.

The win gave Shorter an automatic berth in the NCCAA's National Championship Tournament in Kissimmee, Fla.,on Dec. 5-7.

Estep will major in Special Childhood Education.

(E-mail Stan Crawley at wscrawley@earthlink.net)

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