UMBC Volleyball Adds Kansas State Transfer to 2007 Incoming Class
Head coach Ian Blanchard finalized his recruiting class with the addition of Kansas State transfer Tiffany Johnson.
BALTIMORE—The 2007 volleyball incoming class has been finalized with the addition of Kansas State transfer Tiffany Johnson, head coach Ian Blanchard announced recently.
“Tiffany Johnson is without question one of the most explosive athletes I have ever seen,” said Blanchard. “She brings a level of athleticism and explosiveness that we haven’t seen before. I think she has the opportunity to do some really great things here.”
Johnson will come to UMBC as a sophomore after using a year of eligibility in 2006 and redshirting her freshman year at Kansas State. In the 2006 season Johnson played in just 14 matches and 43 total games, but made a tremendous impact in the games she did play, ranking in the top-three among the Wildcats in kills per game (2.77), attack percentage (.301), blocks per game (1.33), and points per game (3.45).
Johnson is a native of Baltimore, Md. and was a highly decorated athlete while she attended Arundel Gambrills High School. Johnson was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for the Wildcats and was also a three-time All-County, All-Region, and All-Metro selection. In 2004 she helped lead Arundel to a 19-2 record and regional playoff appearance and was named a Prep Volleyball High School All-American, while in 2003 she was named the Team Most Valuable Player, recording 148 kills and 79 total blocks that season.
Johnson will join previously signed players Madison Bingaman, Sarah Hill, Bianca Sande, and Bridget Scheetz to complete the 2007 incoming volleyball class.