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Wednesday, May 23, 2001


ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown College has named Kristin Morrison of Lancaster, Pa. the head coach of its volleyball program. Morrison takes over as the program's seventh head coach as the team enters its 24th season in the fall of 2001.

A physical therapist at Lancaster General Hospital, Morrison earned a BA in Biological Sciences and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Delaware. She played for the University of Delaware from 1994 to 1995, until a rotator cuff tear curtailed her collegiate playing career.

Morrison entered coaching in the fall of 1997 as the head coach of the freshman girls' team and assistant coach of the varsity and JV teams at Concord High School in Wilmington, DE. She took over as the head coach of the women's 16s and 18s traveling teams for the Delaware County Volleyball Club in the Keystone Juniors conference in Haverford, PA in 1997.

In 2000, she moved on to take the reins of the Haverford Golden Eagles Volleyball Club, a women's 18s traveling team in the Keystone Juniors conference.

In addition, Morrison has been selected by People to People Sports Ambassadors to coach in a two-week long international, Olympic-style tournament for high school girls aged 16-18 in Sydney, Australia and Aukland, New Zealand this July and August.

As a high school player, Morrison earned First Team All-State honors in Delaware in 1993 while playing at the Tower Hill School as a middle hitter, and she was named to the All-State Second Team in 1992. She has also played at both the junior and adult levels of USA volleyball.

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