Volleyball inks two for 2006--CORRECTION
FAYETTEVILLE – Conway, Ark., product Catherine Fowler and Texan Lindsay Scanlan signed their National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the University of Arkansas, Lady Razorback head coach Chris Poole announced this week. Fowler, a 6-2 middle blocker from Conway, Ark., led the Wampus Cats to four conference tournament titles and several in-season tournament crowns in her four seasons. Catherine enters the program as one of the best athletes ever," said Poole. "She already possesses a great jump and is very quick on the court. She will remind most fans as a young Jessica Field.” She is ranked 26th in PrepVolleyball’s Senior Ace Top 100 and was an alternate for the USA Women’s Junior National Team in 2004. Fowler earned a spot on the A2 Women’s Junior National Team in 2005 and will travel to Europe over this year’s holiday season to play volleyball. Fowler is a two-time all-state and all-conference selection and earned multiple all-tournament team honors during her prep career. The youngest of three to Steve and Rhonda Fowler of Conway, Ark., Folwer has two older brothers, Jason and Ryan. Fowler’s father, Steve, played basketball at Arkansas for two seasons. “She is also a great student and plans to graduate early from high school so that she can attend the University this spring,” Poole said. “In most cases, it takes about a semester for players to get comfortable with the speed of the game, therefore her commitment to train with us this spring will put her ahead of most true freshmen next fall. Catherine is considered one of the Top 25 best 2006 graduates in the nation and we are lucky that she chose Arkansas." Scanlan, an outside hitter and setter, hails from Rockwell, Texas, where she was a four-year starter and letterwinner for the Yellowjackets. A two-time high school all-district selection, Scanlan also played club for the Dallas Force. Scanlan is the youngest of three children to Patrick and Dianne Scanlan of Rockwell, Texas. She has two older sisters, Jennifer and Stephanie, and is undecided as to a major at Arkansas. "Lindsay has good athletic ability and should help to reload our depth in the setter position next year," said Poole. "While Lindsay has also earned time and been effective as an outside hitter, we will primarily be training her to work in the setter position. She has a good work ethic and a positive attitude and we look forward to working with her. We have tried to make the Dallas area one of our top priorities in recruiting and we are excited to have Lindsay join us next fall." The duo concludes the early signees for the Lady Razorbacks this fall. For more information about Arkansas volleyball, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.