by Gary Andrews
Southwood senior Kaley Harness signed her national letter of intent, Wednesday, March 27, to play volleyball at Indiana University Kokomo (IUK).
Harness said she chose IUK because she liked the campus and wanted an IU degree. Playing at Kokomo is close to home so her parents and grandparents can still see her play a lot. Kaley will be studying graphic design with a minor in business.
Kaley was first team all conference this year. While at Southwood, Kaley was part of four TRC championships, competed in four class 2A final fours, winning four sectionals and four regionals along with playing for the state championship in 2009.
Both Harness and coach Hayes expect immediate playing time for Kaley.
The Cougars are coached by Heather Hayes. Hayes said she “really likes how dynamic Kaley is. Particularly, I love how competitive she is and how that determined attitude shows in how she approaches and plays the game.”