Katelyn Bjerke, a 2011 graduate of Spring Grove High School, is a member of the Luther College volleyball team, Decorah, Iowa.

Luther under the direction of Danielle Lynch, returns six letter winners from last year's team that posted an overall record of 17-13.

The 6-foot sophomore will be playing the middle blocker position. She is the daughter of Tom and Tina Bjerke of Spring Grove.

Lynch says, "The 2012 season in the Iowa Conference is going to be another battle, and I am looking forward to see how our athletes are going to respond.

"We are coming back with two very experienced middles that are leaders both on and off the court. I expect this team to come into preseason prepared and hit the ground running, because we are going to be competing against great teams both in the conference and regionally.

"With Cornell leaving the conference after claiming the IIAC Tournament title and being the only team in the IIAC to make the NCAA tournament, I think every team in the Iowa Conference will be wanting to take over that title that much more."

The sports information department will once again be providing free live and on demand (archived) video streaming of home volleyball matches throughout the 2012 season.

Volleyball fans can also keep up with final results all season, free of charge, by signing up for Escores. Online at http://luther.edu/sports, click on the Escores icon.