Mocs' Volleyball Adds Jada Mullins Of Berean Christian School
Will Add Depth In The Middle Blocker Position Says UTC Coach Travis Filar
Friday, June 26, 2020
Jada Mullins front row center, is shown at her signing ceremony with family, friends and former coaches. Mullins, a 6'1" middle blocker from Berean Christian School has signed to continue her collegiate career with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga volleyball team.
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Chattanooga Mocs volleyball head coach Travis Filar announced a late addition to the 2020 squad with the signing of in-state scholastic recruit Jada Mullins, a 6'1" middle blocker out of Berean Christian School and K2 Volleyball Club in Knoxville.
"I am really excited to announce the addition of Jada to our 2020 team," said Filar.
"The process of getting to know Jada and her family, in addition to the overall recruiting of her was super accelerated because of the time of year we are in and how close we are to our upcoming fall season."
Mullins helped lead Berean Christian School to its first state title in any sport back in 2017 while earning All-American honors through the National Athletic Association of Private Schools.
She is a two-time all-district and all-region selection in addition to earning a spot on the 2019 Under Armour All-American Watch List.
"I do believe that if you have a sense of faith and belief in your program and how you go about building your team and recruiting the right way, every student-athlete who is supposed to come to Chattanooga, and who is the right fit, will find their home here. We believe that has happened with Jada," added Filar.
The addition marks the seventh incoming freshman of the highly touted and accomplished 2020 recruiting class, which ranks among the nation's top 100 classes by PrepVolleyball.com.
Chattanooga opens the season on August 28 at the Jacksonville State Invitational in Jacksonville, Ala., against Memphis. The home slate opens up on September 11 against Virginia Tech inside Maclellan Gym.
According to Filar, "(Mullins) gives us depth in the middle blocker position and has great length and potential. She is an efficient attacker, and most importantly, she is a high-character kid who positively impacts the culture of our program. Finally, she comes from not only one of the best clubs in the state of Tennessee, in K2 out of the Knoxville area, but a club that has recently gained national recognition from their teams' successes. Those successes come from their training expectations of hard work, toughness, and a competitive mindset, so I know Jada will be ready and willing to train the right way at Chattanooga."