April 13, 2012
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech volleyball team has added two more prospects to its recruiting class as announced by head coach Tonya Johnson, Thursday. Wimberly Wilson and Callie Bivings will join Chanell Clark-Bibbs as the volleyball team’s newest members this fall.
“We’re excited to add Callie and Wimberly to the Georgia Tech volleyball family,” said Johnson. “Both Callie and Wimberly come from winning programs and play at a very high level in both high school and club volleyball. With their addition along with Chanell Clark-Bibbs our gym will become very competitive on a daily basis.”
“I’m also thrilled that they are both from Atlanta and will be playing in front of family and friends over the course of their collegiate careers.”
Bivings, a setter and rightside hitter, comes to Tech from Wesleyan High School in Norcross, Ga., after lettering all four seasons under Ted Russell. The two-time captain helped her team earn the 2009 state championship as well as the 2008 and 2009 area championship and 2008-10 Gwinnett County Championships.
During her senior season, Bivings was named to the first team all-county, all-area and all-state as a setter by the Georgia High School Association. She was also tabbed a senior all-star.
“Callie is a very driven, hardworking player who will add much needed depth to our setting position,” said Johnson.
Wilson comes to Tech from Pope High School in nearby Marietta, Ga. where she was a three-time letterwinner and captain under the direction of Bryan Jones. Wilson helped her team to the 2009 5A and 2010 and 2011 4A state championships. During her senior season, Pope was ranked the No. 8 team in the country by PrepVolleyball.com
After a stellar career Wilson was rewarded by being named to the 2011 all-county, all-area, all-state and senior all-star teams by the GHSA. Wilson was also a PrepVolleyball.com Academic All-American and participated in the 2011 Georgia Senior All-Star game.
“Wimberly has a tremendous work ethic and winning mentality,” continued Johnson. “She will provide depth and competition from the very start in the defensive specialist position.”
Both Bivings and Wilson played for the A5 Volleyball club. Coupled with Clark-Bibbs, who signed with Tech in November, Johnson has nabbed a talented 2012 recruiting class.
Clark-Bibbs was ranked the No. 25 ranked recruit in the country last season by Prep Volleyball. A 6-1 middle blocker who comes to Tech from Cypress Falls High School in Houston, Texas, Clark-Bibbs is one of ESPN’s high school volleyball Top-100 senior aces, a Houston area All-District and Texas All-State. She was recently named to Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 recruit list.