Friday, Nov. 13, 2020
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Paige Ammerman left no stone unturned in her search for a proper fit when it came to playing college volleyball.
The Durango High School senior signed a National Letter of Intent to play for NCAA Division II Minot State University in North Dakota during Wednesday’s early signing day. For the Demons’ star center, it came down to the feeling she had during a visit to the school to meet the team and head coach Dana Cordova-Jacobson, a Coloradan originally from Trinidad.
“It feels like a home away from home,” Ammerman said. “I went up there. The coach knew the Durango area, and she knew I was far from home being in North Dakota. She made sure to enhance the feeling that when I am up there, I won’t feel far from home. It’s a home away from home with her. It felt amazing to have a coach invite me into a team like that.”
Minot State University competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Cordova-Jacobson will enter her fourth season in charge of the Beavers this year with a 21-67 overall record in her first three years. Previously, she coached at Tiffin University from 2010-16 after one year at Montana State-Billings. From 2000-07, she coached at Otero Junior College where she had a 165-155 record.
Ammerman is a 5-foot-10 setter who has been a proven leader for the Demons since she was a sophomore. As a freshman, s... Click here to read full article