Nov. 13, 2008
WACO, Texas -
The Baylor volleyball team signed two players to National Letters of Intent, head coach Jim Barnes announced on Thursday. Included in the signing class are outside hitter Zoe Adom and middle blocker Torri Campbell. Campbell ranks as the second-highest recruit in program history.
"We are very proud of this class because of the quality athlete and student we have in Torri and Zoe," said head coach Jim Barnes. "Every year we have brought in great classes and this one includes the highest ranked recruit we have ever had. My Associate Head Coach Bryan Bunn has done an outstanding job as our recruiting coordinator, and Candice O'Brien has helped us attract some of the best players in the nation. I am very proud of their work as well."
Adom is a 6-0 outside hitter from Euless, Texas and earned a Top 150 national ranking from www.PrepVolleyball.com. As a senior at Euless Trinity, Adom ranks in District 5-5A with 134 total blocks and a 1.13 blocks per set average, while tallying 238 kills to finish 11th in the district. She also finished sixth with 63 aces and a 0.53 service aces per set average, while adding 221 digs.
In addition, Adom sports a 10' 1" approach jump and was a 2007 all-district first-team selection. She was named the 2007 district blocker of the year. Adom also earned academic all-district honors, helping Euless Trinity to the AVCA National Team Academic Award. Her sister, Zuela, played volleyball at Houston.
"Zoe Adom is a player that many didn't know about her junior year but quickly became one of the top recruits by her senior year," said Barnes. "She is a dynamic, fast athlete with a strong arm and a tough-nose work ethic. Like Torri, she play's 10 feet above the floor and will compete early for a starting spot on the left side. Zoe is also an outstanding student and will study to become a doctor."
Campbell is a 6-2 middle blocker from Amarillo, Texas and was named the No. 30 player in the 2009 recruiting class according to www.PrepVolleyball.com. Her national ranking is the second-highest in Baylor history. Stevie Nicholas
was ranked the No. 2 player nationally in the class of 2000. Campbell also ranks as the third-best player in Texas and the No. 8 ranked middle blocker in the country.
Campbell has led her team to consecutive state titles at Amarillo High School, becoming the first Class 5A team to win back-to-back state titles since 1984. Her 2008 squad is currently ranked No. 3 in the state with a 44-3 record and will face Plano West on Friday in the Regional Semifinals. This season, Campbell has recorded 492 kills on .508 hitting and a 3.80 kills per set average. She has also added 54 aces and a 0.40 service aces per set average. She has tallied 133 total blocks, including 21 solos, for a 1.03 blocks per set average.
"Torri Campbell will be a very experienced freshman coming to Baylor and will make an immediate impact," said Banes. "Last year she won a silver medal in the biggest club tournament in the nation, and after that she won MVP honors in the Olympic High Performance tournament where only the top players in the nation come together in the "pro-bowl" for high school players. She is extremely competitive, can play multiple positions and is already a high level offensive player. She's also an outstanding student and she has a great Baylor spirit that will help her fit in perfectly as a Baylor student-athlete."
Baylor returns to action on Saturday as the Bears play host to Texas A&M at the Ferrell Center. First serve is scheduled for 12 noon, with a live audio broadcast beginning at 11:50 a.m. on www.BaylorBears.com.