Volleyball Inks California Pair

Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 25, 2007) — Shannon Proctor, a 5-1 sophomore transfer from California Baptist University (Riverside, Calif.), and Amber Wilson, a 6-1 middle hitter from Diamond Ranch High School (Pamona, Calif.), have signed letters of intent to play volleyball for John Brown next fall.

Proctor, who played high school volleyball at Upland High (Upland, Calif.), spent one year at California Baptist. During her freshman year at CBU, she averaged 1.7 digs per game while serving at 88 percent. She also had a serve receive percentage of 94.4 percent.

As a varsity player and team captain at Upland High, Proctor earned the 2005 Women’s Volleyball Baseline League MVP award. She was also named First Team All-CIF, First Team All-Inland Valley, First Team All-San Bernardino County, and Upland High Defensive Player of the Year.

In addition to those awards, Proctor set several individual records during her high school career including most digs in a varsity career with 374 and most digs in a single season with 289.

After recruiting Proctor as a senior at Upland High, Head Coach Robyn Gordon is excited she has decided to transfer to JBU.

“We really wanted Shannon out of high school, but she made the decision to stay closer to home,” said Gordon. “She will have an immediate impact on the court as we look for her to be the backbone of our defense and serve receive.”

Wilson, who also played for Club West Volleyball (Calif.) along with Proctor, also looks to have an immediate impact on the team next fall. As a player at Diamond Ranch, Wilson was named All-League in both her junior and senior campaigns. Also as a senior, she earned Most Valuable Player honors, and as a junior she was voted Best Offensive Player. As a sophomore, she earned the Most Improved Player award. With five seniors graduating, Gordon hopes Wilson can use her size and passing ability to help the team right away.

Gordon said, “We are excited to have Amber join our program. She brings some height and experience in the middle and has good ball control skills for her size.”

Proctor plans to major in sports management and Wilson in graphic design.