Ooltewah's Kianna Delaney Signs Dalton State Volleyball Letter

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Kianna Delaney is shown with her mother and coach Bruna Langner
Kianna Delaney is shown with her mother and coach Bruna Langner

Ooltewah's Kianna Delaney has agreed to take her volleyball game to the next level and NAIA member Dalton State.

The 5-10 sophomore middle hitter is a 2012 graduate of Ooltewah High School, where she played under Coach Elaine Piegen

While with the Lady Owls, Delaney was a four-year varsity player and a three-year starter. She was a member of the 2011 All Region team, a three-time member of the All District squad and was the 2012 Tournament MVP.

Delaney has played two years for Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala.  As a freshman, she was named second team All Region. During her sophomore year, the newest Roadrunner was the Alabama Community College Conference Region 22 Player of the Year and the ACCC Region Tournament MVP.

During the 2013 regular season, Delaney led the conference in three categories with 485 kills, 137 blocks, and 3.03 kills per set. She was third in the conference with a .334 hitting performance. Wallace State was back to back conference champions each year. 

Kianna, who will graduate with an associate degree in May, is the daughter of Kerry Delaney and Darrell Williams. 

Dalton State athletics will be a member of the Southern States Athletic Conference beginning in the fall.



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