CU Volleyball Standout Tori Lewis Heads to England
MURFREESBORO, NC- Chowan University volleyball
standout Tori Lewis will continue her athletic and
academic career at Durham University in Durham, England.
Lewis has earned a spot on the Durham University volleyball team,
as well as the opportunity to attend the university as a graduate
Lewis was one of eight players selected for the team out of over 200 applicants. She will head to Durham to begin training with the squad in September, and will compete in international play beginning in October. The caliber of play is comparable to NCAA Division I volleyball. Lewis is the only player on the team to have competed at the NCAA Division II level during her time as an undergraduate student-athlete.
Not only will Lewis have the chance to play volleyball, but she will also earn a master's degree in Business Management while attending Durham University. She will spend a total of one year at the institution.
“This is opportunity has motivated me to work harder and stay at the top of my game”, stated Lewis. “It will be an awesome experience to play at the top level of international competition and test my abilities.”
Tori Lewis had an exceptional career as a student-athlete at Chowan University. In 2009, she was an NCAA Division II Statistical Champion, averaging .98 aces per set. She was an integral part of the 2009 and 2010 CIAA Championship team, as well as the 2011 CIAA Runner-Up team.
Lewis was a three time All-CIAA First Team selection, CIAA Tournament MVP in 2010, and was named 2011 CIAA Player of the Year during her senior season.