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Marcum helps Campbellsville to title

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By Mickey Patterson

CAMPBELLSVILLE – Brooke Marcum got an early Christmas present this year.

Marcum, a La Grange resident, is a member of the Campbellsville University volleyball team that won the National Christian College Athletic Association national title Dec. 5.

“It was very exciting, the whole school was really supportive and excited about it,” Marcum said. “It was our best winning season ever and first national title.”

Marcum, a 2007 Oldham County High School graduate, had a solid tournament and regular season as a junior outside hitter.

She started the first five tourney games for Campbellsville before going down with an ankle injury in the semifinals match against Bryan College.

The 5-foot-9 Marcum, however, played a key role in the win over Bryan with seven kills and four blocks that helped stop a Bryan rally late in the match.

“Brooke played well all tournament. When she decided to use her head when hitting, she was so much more effective as a hitter. She listened and placed her attacks,” Campbellville coach Randy LeBleu said. “Brooke is an inspired player, so when she would block someone, everyone in the building knew it. This pumped our girls up.”

Campbellsville went on to sweep Mt. Vernon Naarene to win the national title and finish with a 38-13 record.

During the regular season Marcum was third on the team in kills with 312 and had 38 blocks. Marcum has been a regular since her freshmen season after a strong career at OCHS.

The business management major is already looking forward to her senior season with goals in mind to cap her career.

“I have been here three years and we have made history twice, my freshman year when we beat Georgetown to go to the NAIA regional for the first time and this year when we won the title,” Marcum said. “I am really excited for my senior season. We want to go back to the NAIA regionals. Right now I just want to enjoy this and then have a good senior year on the volleyball court and in the classroom.”

 

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