CHICAGO – Incoming Oregon State volleyball player Hannah Troutman has been named the 2013-14 Gatorade Oregon Volleyball Player of the Year. Troutman will join the Oregon State volleyball program next season from Crook County High School.
Per Gatorade, the award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Troutman as Oregon’s best high school volleyball player.
The 5-foot-11 senior outside hitter led the Cowgirls to a 37-5 record and a fourth straight Class 4A state title this past season. Troutman recorded 642 kills, 534 digs, 82 service aces and 46 blocks while posting a hitting percentage of .334 and a kill percentage of .473. The 2013 Class 4A Player of the Year, she is a two-time Class 4A First Team All-State selection and a two-time Class 4A State Tournament championship game MVP.
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.
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