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Corbin Earns Prestigious "Renaissance Girl" Recognition
Kallie Corbin, an incoming freshman member of the Liberty University volleyball team, was recently honored with a "Renaissance Girl" scholarship at the Volleyball Festival in Reno, Nev.
The 5-foot-9 setter was one of five recipients of a $500 scholarship. Qualification for the award consisted not only of on-the-court performance but academic achievement, leadership and community service as well.
Corbin's wide array of talents and abilities appealed to both the scholarship committee and to Liberty head volleyball coach Shane Pinder.
Of his recent signee, Pinder beamed, "I'm excited to have her in our program. Kallie is a well-rounded person and is a great fit for Liberty."
Corbin, a graduate of Westview High School in Beaverton, Ore., was twice a first-team all-league selection while helping Westview to conference runner-up finishes in each of the past two seasons. During her senior campaign, Corbin was named the league Player of the Year and was a first-team all-state honoree.
Additionally active on the club volleyball scene, Corbin was named the Portland Volleyball Club's Player of the Year before leading her club to a respectable showing at the Volleyball Festival.
When she was not busy choreographing her teammates' movements on the volleyball court, Corbin earned the title of thespian on the stage. Three times the player of the recorder, the Irish Whistle and the harmonica acted the lead role in her high school's musical.
A member of the West Side Church of Christ youth group, Corbin went on a mission trip to Mexico in 2004 to help build a church. She is additionally a regular visitor to the Alterra Alzheimer Home and works with handicapped adults.
Despite her packed schedule, Corbin has never neglected her studies, as a 3.8 cumulative high school GPA proves.
Corbin and her new Liberty teammates are less than a month away from opening the 2006 season at the Davidson Mizuno Wildcat Classic. The Lady Flames' season will begin on August 31 with a match versus Portland.