Returning All-America Rutledge Named Player-to-Watch

Returning All-America Rutledge Named Player-to-Watch

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Rochester Community & Technical College returning All-America Carrie Rutledge (Hayfield, MN) was tabbed as an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Player-to-Watch in the upcoming 2019 season.  

Volleyball programs across the Minnesota College Athletic Conference are into their second week of pre-season training, and those in the MCAC Southern Division may find themselves chasing Rutledge and RCTC this fall.  The Yellowjackets took the 2018 MCAC Southern Division regular season title last year and swept through the NJCAA Region XIIIB tournament, earning the right to compete in the 2018 NJCAA Division III National Championships held on their home court. Rochester and coach Amber Zitzow finished third overall in the nation. 

Rutledge was an offensive power for RCTC in her freshman campaign, registering 470 total kills, good for 2nd place nationally in that category.  She also averaged 4.27 Kills-per-Set, also a top ten overall mark in the NJCAA ranks. 

For the complete AVCA Players-to-Watch press release, please click here or go to:

Read more about Rutledge and her standout freshman season for RCTC in this article by Pat Ruff in the Rochester Post Bulletin from November, 2018. 

Photo courtesy of RCTC Athletics 

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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