The Ferris State University women's volleyball program has announced the signing of Courtney Rehm (Portage/Central) to a national letter of intent to attend and play for the Bulldogs starting in the 2011 season. The announcement was made by FSU head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm.
Rehm (pronounced reem), a 6-2 middle hitter, helped lead PCHS to a 49-10 overall record as a senior this 2010 campaign. In her 2009 junior season, she helped the Mustangs to both a district and regional championship title which represented the program's first ever. The 2009 team, under the direction of head coach Dawn Jaqua, would go on to claim state runners-up in Class A as she earned Most Improved Player Award recognition.
"Courtney is an incredible athlete - quick, high jumping and intensely competitive," said Brandel-Wilhelm, who recently completed her 15th season directing the Bulldog program. "She's still young in the sport of volleyball and has an outstanding potential ahead of her. We're truly excited to have her join the Bulldog Volleyball family."
A standout performer in track, Rehm set a school record in the high jump (5'6") as a junior last season and was also a regional champion in the event. She claimed Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference (SMAC) runner-up honors in the high jump.
An outstanding student, Rehm has received High Honors every semester at PCHS and has pursued a rigorous academic cirriculum including International Baccalaureate course. She's also been a three-year (2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11) member of the school's musical theater program.
Rehm played club volleyball for the Dead Frog Volleyball Club 17 Black team under head coach Jack Magelssen which garnered third-place honors among 190 teams at the AAU Nationals held in June 2010.
The daughter of Jeff and Michelle Rehm of Portage, Mich., and Madalyn and Mike Kunow of Jamestown, N.C., Courtney will graduate this spring and plans to major in nursing at Ferris State.
Ferris State completed the 2010 campaign at 18-10 overall which marked the program's 13th consecutive winning season.