GW Volleyball Adds Four Recruits for 2013-14

June 12, 2013

WASHINGTON - George Washington volleyball head coach Amanda Ault has announced that Gabrial Rushton (Fort Worth, Texas), Emily Clemens (Lindenhurst, N.Y.), Tyler Ockleberry (Atlanta, Ga.) and Natalie Leger (Woodmere, N.Y.) will join the Colonials' volleyball program next fall.



The four roster additions join previous National Letter of Intent (NLI) signees Loren Williams and Chidima Osuchukwu, along with transfer Jordan Timmer, in Coach Ault's second recruiting class.

"I am excited to announce the addition of Gabby, Emily, Tyler, and Natalie to the GW volleyball program," said Coach Ault. "These four student-athletes, in addition to our previous signees in Loren, Chi Chi and Jordan, make this a well-rounded class that will provide an immediate impact on the team in the fall."

Rushton is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and has spent the past two seasons competing at junior colleges. As a freshman, she was a Region XIV All-Region Honorable Mention selection at Trinity Valley Community College (Texas). She totaled 137 kills, 100 digs and 51 blocks before transferring to Hutchinson Community College (Kan.) for her sophomore season. At HCC, Rushton led her team with 143 blocks (33 solo, 110 assists) while posting 131 kills, a .305 attack percentage and 100 digs, helping the Lady Dragons to a 10th-place finish at the NJCAA Division I National Volleyball Tournament.

Clemens was a 2012-13 Under Armour First-Team All-American selection after leading Lindenhurst High School to a 15-4 overall record and an appearance in the Suffolk County Class AA Championship game. She totaled 315 kills, 233 digs and 68 service aces and is the top-rated player in the six-state region of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine.

Ockleberry, a native of Atlanta, Ga., competed scholastically at Riverwood International Charter School. She was a two-time All-Area selection and helped her team to 17 wins in her senior season. A two-time team MVP, Ockleberry led Riverwood in both kills and digs as a junior and senior.

Leger averaged 18 kills per match and hit .386 as a senior at Lawrence High School, serving as team captain as a junior and senior. She was voted Most Valuable Player after leading the team in kills, digs and aces and was also an All-Nassau County selection.

GW volleyball players are scheduled to report to campus on August 9 to begin training camp. The Colonials' 2013 schedule will be announced on June 25.

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