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Hendrix to play for University of Mobile

By Stephen Dawkins

Michelle Hendrix on Wednesday became the first Thorsby volleyball player under coach Ginger Williams to sign to play at the college level.

Hendrix signed to play for the University of Mobile in a ceremony attended by family, Thorsby administrators, Williams and assistant coach Keith Williams.

School officials and coaches said Hendrix could be the first ever volleyball player from Thorsby to play collegiately.

“Her hard work—she’s very determined and self-motivated,” Ginger Williams said about why UM would pursue Hendrix. “She has always given 100 percent on and off the court, and it is great to have someone with that determination going on to the next level. It speaks volumes for her as an athlete and for our program.”

Hendrix played volleyball at the varsity level for five years, the first two at Chilton Christian Academy and then three years for Williams. In her Thorsby career, Hendrix recorded 100 kills, 157 assists, 143 aces and 274 digs.

Hendrix played both setter and defensive specialist but said she would likely play defense at UM.

Her recruitment began when she attended volleyball camp at the school about a year ago.

“It’s small; it’s like Thorsby,” Hendrix said about what she found attractive about the school, also mentioning coach Amber Campbell.