BILLINGS — Rocky Mountain College volleyball coach Laurie Kelly has announced Ayla Embry's signing of a letter of intent for the Fall of 2019.

The 5-foot-4 libero from Bozeman High School was selected first-team all-conference and all-state for the 2017 and 2018 volleyball seasons. In 2018, she was selected to the 2018 Montana All-Star game.

"Ayla is the real deal. She is fast and the type of competitor that will raise the level of play in our gym," Kelly said in a press release. "She came to our camp last year and we knew she was a fit for our programs. She is an academic all-state recipient interested in our Physician Assistant and our Occupational Therapy programs. She will be a perfect fit for our our academic programs here at Rocky Mountain College."

Embry was part of a Bozeman Hawks volleyball team that finished in second at the 2018 Class AA state tournament.

"Ayla is the hardest worker I know. She is first in the gym, the last to leave, and always gives 110 percent regardless of the score or the intensity of the drill," Bozeman High volleyball coach Ashley Obstar said in a release. "Losing her is a huge loss to our program and I cannot wait to see what she does at Rocky."

A multi-sport athlete in high school, Embry also earned first team all-state honors and an all-state tournament team selection in basketball.

"I chose Rocky Mountain College because I love their small and welcoming campus as well as their amazing academic programs," Embry said in a press release. "I also love the team and the coaches as they have made my whole recruiting process fun and enjoyable. I am excited to join such an amazing program that Coach Kelly, Coach Yang, and Coach Sarah have built over the years."

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