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Sarah Gambrall, a senior-to-be at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis, has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at IU East starting with the 2013-14 school year.
Gambrall is a 6-0 middle blocker/right side hitter who earned all-conference honors as a junior.
Red Wolves coach Charlie Brown announced the signing July 25.
"Besides having a high volleyball IQ and being a very skilled player, one of the things that impressed me the most about Sarah is her competitive drive," Brown said. "When I asked her how she expected to contribute to an already-successful program, she looked me straight in the eyes and said, 'Coach, I'm going to score points and get you wins!' As a coach, how do you argue with that? She's the type of player and student we definitely want with us here at IU East."
Gambrall helped Perry Meridian to about 25 wins per season, two conference championships, a county championship and a sectional championship over the past three seasons. Perry Meridian finished the 2011 regular season ranked seventh in Indiana's Class 4A.
Gambrall also is a member of National Honor Society and was Perry Meridian's mental attitude award winner.
Sarah is the daughter of Joseph Gambrall and Connie Mortensen and Tom Mortensen.
She plans to study business and/or law.
"It felt like the right fit for me," Gambrall said. "Everyone was really friendly and I loved the atmosphere of the school. I just can't wait to be a part of a great volleyball program and school!"
Gambrall is the first signee in IU East's 2013 recruiting class. NAIA rules do not prohibit member schools from signing high school underclassmen to letters of intent.
IU East is an NAIA program. IU East advanced to the NAIA national tournament in each of the past three seasons and is one of just seven programs in the NAIA to win 30 or more matches in each of the past three seasons.