Bobcat Volleyball Alum Added to South Dakota State Coaching Staff

Taylor Svehla

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Former Georgia College standout Taylor Svehla (2018) has joined Division I South Dakota State University as a graduate assistant coach for its women's volleyball team.

"I'm confident that my time at Georgia College has prepared me to begin coaching at a collegiate level," said Svehla. "I'm excited for this new opportunity that I've been given, and I'm eager to learn as much as possible in South Dakota. Thank you to everyone at GC who played a role in creating my experience as a student athlete."

The 2019 PBC Co-Player of the Year, Svehla owns nearly all hitting and blocking records in Georgia College Volleyball history. She was a two-time All-Region honoree during her career, the 2015 PBC Co-Freshman of the Year, and A two-time All-PBC First Team selection. She took a spot as an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Honorable Mention in 2018 as well. She also became the school's first-ever member of both the 1,000 kill and 300 block clubs during her final year, finishing as the all-time leader in kills (1,276) and blocks (384).

A 2019 graduate of Georgia College in Mathematics with a teaching concentration, she will pursue a master's degree in Sports Administration at SDSU.

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