Kya Knuth Signs With Southern Oregon University
Linn-Benton Volleyball’s own Kya Knuth recently signed her letter of intent to play for the Southern Oregon Raiders.
“I feel very accomplished and beyond blessed to be able to play at the next level,” said Knuth
SOU is located in Ashland, Oregon and currently plays in the Cascade Collegiate Conference of the NAIA. Landing an offer from SOU is no joke, as the volleyball team finished the season with a 29-5 overall record, which proved to be the best in team history. They finished the historic season at eighth on the postseason poll.
Southern Oregon’s impressive run got them to the quarterfinals of the NAIA playoffs against Park University from Missouri. Knuth’s exceptional talent should translate well to the higher competition level.
Knuth played a fantastic sophomore season, finishing second overall in digs at 597, and third in sets at 131. She was a huge part in LBCC’s 30-12 season, which saw them falling early in the NWAC playoffs.
“LBCC has been one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. I love everything about our hard working culture and excellence,” said Knuth.
Knuth got to be a part of a team that finished with only 12 losses overall and one loss in conference play. Coach Jayme Frazier led her team to finish fifth in the final NWAC rankings.
“Jayme put so much confidence in my abilities and my team is a huge part of my success. I’ve made some of my best friends here and although I’m sad to leave, I can’t be more excited for what’s to come,” said Knuth.
Knuth also mentioned that growth as a player is one of her major goals going forward.
“My goals are to keep growing as a player and as an individual. My main focus is to contribute to Southern Oregon and their successful program,” said Knuth.
Story by Cam Hanson