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Wiggins commits to Bellevue Bruins

A love of volleyball, an instant fit with future teammates and a wicked left hand have landed Gothenburg High School senior Jacey Wiggins a spot on next year’s Bellevue University Bruins team.

Wiggins signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Bellevue University last week, joined by the Bruins coach and her parents, Jerry and Jo Wiggins.

“The kicker for me was if the team embraced her,” said Bruins coach Trish Siedlik. “It means a lot to me to recruit a good teammate and Jacey fits the bill for us.”

But Wiggins’ role will reach beyond team chemistry.

As a Swede top 10 hitter and setter for the past three years in multiple statistical categories, she will add net strength to the Bruins.

She had 242 kills as a senior with a .265 hitting percentage as well as setting school records for set assists with 378 and good serves with 304.

“We’ll use her as a hitter right away and explore the setting later,” Siedlik said.

Wiggins said she chose Bellevue University because it felt right when she was on campus.

Although she has excelled as a multi-sport athlete, Wiggins said volleyball has always been her favorite.

She is looking forward to city life and plans to pursue a major in psychology.