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Volleyball Adds Depth with 2015 Recruiting Class

L-R: Arianna Buchanan, Olivia Becker, Hannah Harris, Hannah Stewart
L-R: Arianna Buchanan, Olivia Becker, Hannah Harris, Hannah Stewart

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Covenant volleyball head coach Joanna Ehman has announced the addition of four players to her 2015 recruiting class. Olivia Becker, Ariana Buchanan, Hannah Harris and Hannah Stewart comprise the class.

"I'm really excited to see these athletes join our team in a few weeks," Ehman said. "All four of them were able to spend a lot of time on our campus and with our team last year. It was clear with each girl that this group will be a great addition to our roster both on and off the court. They make up a very competitive recruiting class and we are all looking forward to seeing how these girls help us push our program to continue to become more competitive."

Olivia Becker - Springfield, Mo. - Kickapoo High School

Becker attended Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo., where she helped lead her team to a conference championship in 2013. She earned all-conference honorable mention as a senior and academic all-conference first team in her junior and senior years. Becker also competed on the Springfield Juniors club team all four years of high school and helped them to three appearances at nationals. Listed at 6-feet, Becker can play either the outside or middle.

Academically, she was a class valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society. Becker earned a spot on the Honor Roll all four years and was the recipient of the school's President's Award for Educational Excellence.

Becker plans on majoring on Mathematics with minors in Education and Spanish. She is the daughter of Bob and Julie Becker.

Ariana Buchanan - Decatur, Texas - Decatur High School

Buchanan comes from Decatur, Texas as a decorated libero during her time at Decatur High School. Her play led Decatur to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014 and she was named the district's Best Libero as a sophomore in 2012. Buchanan was selected to the all-district second team in 2011.

She earned academic all-state honors from two separate organizations and was academic all-district all four years. Buchanan was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Buchanan is interested in Elementary Education and Psychology as majors. Her parents are Matt and Deborah Buchanan.

Hannah Harris - Rochester, Minn. - Schaeffer Academy

Harris, a 5-foot-10 outsider hitter, comes to Covenant from Rochester, Minn., and Schaeffer Academy. She was named all-conference in her senior year after accumulating 241 kills, 246 digs and 36 total blocks. She was also an all-conference selection as a sophomore and junior. Harris has played club with Southern Minnesota Volleyball the last two years.

Harris also earned academic all-state during her career. She was a four-year member on the Honor Roll.

Harris is planning to major in English. She is the daughter of Rich and Michelle Harris.

Hannah Stewart - Cookeville, Tenn. - Chattanooga Christian School

Stewart is a defensive specialist from Chattanooga Christian. She earned all-district and all-region honors during her career at CCS. Stewart also competed in track.

She is a member of the National Honor Society. 

Stewart is undecided on a major at Covenant. Her parents are Joey and Connie Stewart. Stewart's brother-in-law, Dave Wilkinson, was a four-year member of the men's golf team at Covenant.

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