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NSU's Aldridge named collegiate women's coach of the year

​ABERDEEN, S.D. -  Brent Aldridge, Northern State University head volleyball
coach, was named South Dakota Sportswriters Association collegiate women’s coach of the year for 2013.


Aldridge, who also was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference coach of the year in November, led the Wolves to a 22-8 record and an appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Central Regional Tournament for the second time in program history (2006).

Aldridge also led Northern to its first appearance in the American  Volleyball Coaches Association top 25 poll earlier this year. The Wolves reached as high as 20th in the rankings and finished the season ranked 23rd in the country.
Also in 2013, NSU sophomore Kelsey Chambers was the team's first AVCA All-American.