May 23, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head volleyball coach Carrie Yerty announced one addition to the 2008 recruiting class on Friday with the signing of Dani Bedore to attend UW beginning in the fall of 2008. Bedore, who is from Goodland, Kan., is transferring to UW from the University of South Carolina and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
"Dani is going to bring us Division I experience at a very high level," said Yerty. "She is a very versatile six rotation player who can pass and attack or set and run an offense. She is very competitive with a high volleyball IQ and will help elevate our program immediately. I am extremely excited to have her join our Cowgirl program and look forward to watching her develop into one of the Mountain West premier players."
Dani Bedore, 5-9, OH/S, Goodland, Kansas (South Carolina/Brewster HS)
Bedore played in 29 matches along with 15 starts during her freshman campaign at the University of South Carolina. Bedore averaged 1.98 kills, while tallying 83 digs and 53 total blocks. The Gamecocks finished the 2007 season 14-15 overall and with a 7-13 mark in the SEC. She recorded a career high 15 kills against Maryland (9/1/07), while setting a career mark with seven assists and eight digs against Auburn (9/14/07).
She was a three-time All-State selection while playing volleyball at Brewster High School. She also earned First-Team All-Conference and All-Area honors following her freshman, sophomore and senior years. She took home All-Region team accolades as a club volleyball player five straight years from 2002 to 2006. Her club volleyball squad qualified for the Junior Olympics National Championship Open Division four straight years starting in 2004. Besides volleyball, Bedore also lettered in basketball three times and earned another two in track and field. Her basketball honors included All-League honors in 2004, 2005 and 2006, while also being named to the All-State team those same years. She also picked up Second Team All-Area recognition as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She qualified for the state track and field meet in the long jump and triple jump her freshman year, while being a member of Brewster's state meet-qualifying 4x100-meter relay squad in 2005. She was an excellent student and was listed on her high school's academic honor roll all four years. She is the daughter of Dustin and Barb Bedore. She has two siblings, Jordan and Taryn.
Bedore is the fourth student-athlete to sign with the Cowgirls this season as they signed three during the early signing period. The other signees include Lauren Curtis (6-2, Rightside Hitter, Redmond, Wash.), Megan Johnson (S, 5-9, Lakewood, Calif.) and Nikky Sapp (5-3, Libero, Arvada, Colo.).