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VOLLEYBALL: Lamar adds UT great Eckerman to staff

Two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American Haley Eckerman was named to the Lamar coaching staff, the university announced Friday.

Eckerman is a former member of the U.S. Junior Women’s National Team and was a freshman on the 2012 University of Texas team that won the NCAA championship. She finished her Texas career with 1,335 kills, 577 digs and 134 total blocks.

Eckerman followed that up with a professional career with the Iowa Elite Club, which has completed in South Korea, Italy, Russia, Azerbaijan, Puerto Rico and the U.S. This past summer, she headed up Team Dream, the first all African-American team to win a USA Volleyball Open National Championship.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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