Oregon Tech volleyball coach Andrew Clifton has added two more players to his roster for the upcoming fall season.
Both Macy Jensen of West Richland, Wash., and Kaylin Talonen of Reno, Nev., are outside hitters.
“We are excited to have these two outside hitters come to our team,” Clifton said in a press release. “Both bring a wealth of experience and have been playing at a top level for sometime. Macy and Kaylin will make out outside hitting position even stronger.”
Jensen is from Hanford High School, was a three-year starter, was all-conference as a junior and, as a senior, named by the conference its Fall Sports Student-Athlete of the Year. She played club volleyball for the Central Region United team.
Jensen plans to major in biology/health sciences and would like to become a veterinarian.
Talonen played at Reno High School and for the Northern Nevada Juniors club team.
In her senior season, she helped her team go 16-1, win a regional tournament title and finish second in the state championships. She gained All-State honors.
She plans to major in nursing or dental hygiene.
OIT in ninth- place position for Directors’ Cup
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thanks to a trio of Top 10 finishes in spring sports, Oregon Tech has vaulted into a final ninth-place position for the Learfield College Directors’ Cup.
OIT’s softball team was seventh, while the women’s golf and track and field teams both placed 10th in the national championships. The Hustlin’ Owls also scored points toward being named the top NAIA athletic program in the country in men’s golf and men’s track and field.
Tech also scored points in men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s indoor track and field as well as a national championship in cross country.
OIT finished the standings with 618 points, and was the leader among the three Cascade Collegiate Conference schools in the top 13. The College of Idaho was at No. 11, and Southern Oregon University at No. 13.
Other national leaders for the 2018-19 school year were Lewis-Clark State (No. 21), Eastern Oregon (No. 22), Rocky Mountain College (No. 29) and the University of British Columbia (No. 33).
Lewis-Clark State will join the Cascade Collegiate Conference in 2020-21,while Rocky Mountain and UBC already participate in the league as associate members.
Corban, Carroll, Providence, Northwest University and Warner Pacific also were in the standings in which 194 schools scored points in national competition this past season.
Antelope Valley, California Merced, Montana State Northern, Marymount, Simpson and Sierra Nevada also were among the other schools to score points in national meets and competed against OIT over the last year.