DICKINSON, ND- The Dickinson State University Volleyball and Track and Field teams are pleased to announce the signing of Kadara Marshall from Hilo, HI.
Marshall has been a starting middle blocker for the Western Nebraska Junior College Cougars for the past two years. During her time as a Cougar, Kadara helped her team win back-to-back Region IX Championships. This was Western Nebraska's 19th straight Region IX championship. Marshall helped lead her team to numerous top 5 NJCAA National Ranking over the course of the season, and at one point claiming the No. 2 spot. Overall, Kadara finished off her career as a Cougar with a win/loss record of 68-15 and back-to-back Division 1 NJCAA National Tournament appearances.
Not only is Kadara an outstanding volleyball player, but she is reentering the world of track and field. On the track, Marshall managed to dominate in triple and long jump. Her personal record in long is 17'4", and she finished her high school career as a State Championship triple jumper for the state of Hawaii, with a distance of 37' 7 ½".
"Coach Hartman did a great job of finding Kadara at a volleyball tournament in Nebraska. Kadara will make an immediate impact in the horizontal jumps. Kadara has an outstanding work ethic and will fit in great on this team," stated head track and field coach Nick Walker.
Kadara is a two-time Academic All-Region award recipient in volleyball. In addition, she is involved in Phi Theta Kappa for Western Nebraska Junior College.
"Kadara is extremely athletically talented in both volleyball and track. We are grateful to Coach Walker for allowing her the opportunity to compete in track and field again. She will be a huge asset to both programs. Kadara's positive leadership, explosive approach, and blocking abilities will be great additions to our program. She comes from a program that knows how to win and be successful and we are excited for her to bring that mentality with her to Dickinson State," stated head coach Jennifer Hartman.
When asked why she chose to continue her career at Dickinson State, Marshall stated, "I chose DSU because the sense of community that I felt when I went to visit and how welcoming everyone was meant a lot to me. Being able to dual sport with my two favorite sports was an opportunity that I just would not be able to pass up!"
Kadara plans to work towards a degree in Sports Management. She is the daughter of Michael and Beckie Marshall.