LOUISVILLE, KY – The University of Louisville is drawing even more attention this week for its athletic programs. This time, however, the focus is not centered on the school’s football, basketball or baseball teams. Buzz is afoot about a new addition to the volleyball team.
According to Cardinal Authority, the daughter of Hall of Fame basketball player Patrick Ewing has enrolled at UofL and will play collegiate volleyball for the Cardinals. The 11-time NBA All-Star could very well be spending time on Belknap this fall.
Randi Ewing, one Patrick’s three children, has chosen to play her final season of NCAA eligibility at UofL. Ewing is currently working out with the Cards, according to reports. As a recent graduate of Fordham University, Ewing will be listed as a senior.
”It’s a neat situation,” U of L coach Anne Kordes said. “She only has one year left. She graduated from Fordham and has another year. She’s going to grad school and wanted something different and I think she wanted to test her abilities. I coached against her when I was at Saint Louis. She’s a great kid. I had someone call me and say, ‘Do you need a middle (blocker) for one year?’ I was like, ‘Have you read my mind?’ So it’s worked out well for both sides.”
Ewing, a 6-foot middle blocker who redshirted her freshman year at Fordham because of shin problems, started 16 of 22 games as a sophomore and led the team in blocks. She earned All-Northeast Region honors as a sophomore.
Ewing was also named Atlantic-10 Defensive Player of the Week several times last season and became only the fourth player in Fordham history to record 300 career blocks.