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UMW Volleyball announces newest member of 2014 recruiting class

University of Montana Western head volleyball coach, Lisa Griffiths, has announced the signing of another future Bulldog. Griffiths has announced that Missoula, Mont., senior Krista Hunton has signed a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent to attend college at Montana Western and play volleyball.

Krista-Hunton-UMW"Krista is another great in-state athlete,” said Griffiths. “She will be a huge asset for us because of her versatility and ability to play any position across the front row. She's a competitor and a hard worker who is going to fit in well with the team at Montana Western."

Hunton is a 5' 11" outside hitter/middle blocker from Sentinel High School. She earned four varsity letters on the volleyball court, a varsity letter in tennis, and a letter in track during her athletic career at Sentinel. On the volleyball court she earned all-state honors as a senior, second team all-conference as a junior, and was voted all-conference honorable mention following her sophomore season. In addition to these honors she was voted Sentinel’s most valuable player following her senior year. For her play as a junior she earned the Sentinel High School Coaches Award and as a sophomore was voted the best offensive player.

“I really wanted to go away to college, but not too far,” said Hunton of her college choice. “After I visited, I loved the block schedule. I’m excited to play volleyball for Lisa. I love her enthusiasm and excitement for her volleyball program.”

During her high school career Hunton has earned academic all-state honors. She plans to study health and human performance while attending Montana Western. She is the daughter of Dave and Lauri Hunton.

After the signing of Hunton, coach Griffiths commented, "I can't wait to get this freshmen group in the gym with the rest of the team. They're going to raise the level of play and make us more competitive immediately."