Taylor Henderson and Jenni Liu sign with four-year universities

Blinn College volleyball players Taylor Henderson (Austin) and Jenni Liu (Moers, Germany) signed letters of intent with four-year universities to continue their academic and athletic careers.

Henderson signed with the University of the Incarnate Word, while Liu signed with the University of Michigan.

"Incarnate Word and Michigan are getting two great volleyball players, and even better than that, two great young adults," said Terry Gamble, Blinn head coach. "Blinn has given these two players a great opportunity to be successful and I am so proud of Taylor and Jenni. They are two young women who have worked extremely hard, are very deserving of these new opportunities, and I loved every single second of coaching both of them."

Henderson, a sophomore middle blocker, earned all-conference honorable mention honors after leading the Buccaneers with a .454 hitting percentage. She totaled 202 kills and tied for first on the team with 94 total blocks in 106 sets.

"I am so excited about signing and am glad that I started at Blinn to get me to the University of the Incarnate Word," Henderson said. "I am looking forward to playing at the next level and being closer to home so that my family can watch me play in more games. I have so many great memories from my time at Blinn and am going to miss everything about it."

Liu, a freshman setter, earned all-conference honorable mention honors after leading Blinn with 941 assists and ranked fourth on the team with 155 digs in 94 sets.

"After my first season at Blinn, and all the great experiences I had here as a first-year student-athlete, I am even more excited about the next years at Michigan," Liu said. "Volleyball in Michigan competes and practices on a high level, and I am looking forward to it. Knowing that I would leave Blinn after one semester, I enjoyed every day here and loved my teammates and coaches, and the support from the fans that came to our games."

Blinn finished the season with a 29-8 overall record and 4-5 conference record. They concluded the season ranked No. 19 in the nation.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 41 NJCAA national championships since 1987.