Arkansas State head volleyball coach David Rehr announced Monday that Tessa McGill will be joining the Red Wolves as an assistant coach for the upcoming season.
McGill comes to ASU after earning her bachelor's degree in business management with a minor in communications from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. While at IPFW, she was a four-year letterman on the Mastodon volleyball team.
McGill was part of two NCAA Tournament teams at IPFW including her senior season in 2012. She earned a number of accolades during her final year including IPFW Senior Female Athlete of the Year, Summit League Defensive Player of the Year, All-Summit League Team, Summit League All-Tournament Team, American Volleyball Coaches Association D1 Honorable Mention Selection in the Central Region, and Summit League Defensive Player of the Week three times.
During her playing career, McGill registered 2,324 digs and averaged 4.77 digs per set, making her the Mastodons' all-time career leader in both categories. She also owns records at IPFW for most digs in a three-set match with 28 and most digs in a five-set match with 47. In addition to her IPFW records, she ranked 19th in the nation with 5.44 digs per set in 2011, ranked sixth in the nation with 6.09 digs per set in 2012, and led the Summit League in digs for 2012. She is second all-time in Summit League Defensive Player of the Week awards with eight for her career.
The Arkansas State volleyball team begins its season at the Missouri Invitational August 30-31. Missouri, South Dakota, Lipscomb, and San Francisco will be competing in the tournament along with the Red Wolves.