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Billings Senior alum Hailie George signs with MSU-Northern volleyball

Posted at 4:01 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 18:01:27-04

(Editor's note: MSU-Northern media release)

HAVRE -- Montana State University-Northern women's volleyball coach Jerry Wagner has announced the signing of Hailie George to join the Skylights volleyball program. George, a 5-foot-5 libero, recently finished a standout career at Billings Senior High School.

"She is going to be an important factor as we build up the program's ball-handing and defense," said Wagner. "I haven't seen Hailie play this year, but legendary Montana Hall of Fame coach Jeff Carroll recommended Hailie. So, I know that Hailey was well-coached because of Jeff Carroll and the program that he built at Billings Senior High School."

While playing at Billings Senior, George received second-team all-conference honors as a junior and second-team all-state accolades her senior year. She was also a two-time academic all-state selection.

"I first signed with Sheridan Community College," said George. "They cut the athletic program and I wanted to continue on with my volleyball career, so I looked into other schools and chose to come to Northern. I chose Northern because the girls were very nice and I love the program and what they have built. I am just excited to have the chance to further my volleyball career."

George is the daughter of Robin George. She carries a 3.2 grade-point average and plans on majoring in nursing at MSU-Northern.

"She is going into the nursing program, which is a strong major here at Northern," said Wagner. "It will be a great fit academically. Her experience in leadership is going to benefit and continue to bolster the direction that we are taking this program."