Cali Beyer, a Kirkwood Community College transfer from of Tripoli, Iowa, has signed a letter of intent to join the Crusaders at Clarke College next fall.
A 5-5 libero/defensive specialist, played two seasons at Kirkwood Community College after being a four-sport standout at Tripoli High School.
Beyer led the team in digs both seasons while at Kirkwood with a career total of 1306 digs. She also left her mark in the Kirkwood Volleyball all-time stat leaders as #1 in digs/set with 4.69 and #1 in total digs in a season with 682. She was the starting libero for the Eagles when they finished 9th place at the NJCAA national tournament in 2013, and started every match for the Eagles for two seasons. Cali achieved academic excellence while at Kirkwood as she was on the all-academic first-team in both 2013 and 2014, and she will be recognized at the end of the year as a NJCAA academic All-American. She was also recognized as an Outstanding Student at Kirkwood Community College, an award that is given to less than one percent of students who attend Kirkwood.
Beyer was a four-year volleyball letter winner at Tripoli High School. She garnered first-team all-conference 3 seasons and first-team Class 1A all-region honors for two seasons. Cali was a part of Tripoli's 4-peat state championship run.
Cali is the daughter of John and Andra Beyer, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Erin Walker has signed a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at the Univ. of Missouri St. Louis. UMSL is a NCAA Division II school and is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Walker, 5-8 outside hitter, played two seasons at Kirkwood Community College after being a two-sport standout at United Township (East Moline, IL) High School.
Walker had 395 kills, 387 digs and 47 blocks as a sophomore at Kirkwood. She was a 1st team All-ICCAC, 1st team All-Region XI as a sophomore. Her 1st season at Kirkwood Erin was selected to the ICCAC Honorable Mention team, and 2nd team All-Region XI. She was a starting outside for the Eagles 9th place finishing team at the NJCAA national tournament in 2013. Erin achieved academic excellence while at Kirkwood as she was on the academic 1st team in both 2013 & 2014, and she will be recognized at the end of the year as a NJCAA Academic All-American. She was also recognized as an Outstanding Student at Kirkwood Community College, an award that is given to less than one percent of students who attend Kirkwood.
In high school Walker was a four-time All-Conference selection in volleyball, earning All-State recognition her senior year. She also was a four-year starter in softball.
Erin is the daughter of Eric and Joyce Walker, and she plans to major in Elementary Education at UMSL.
Each year, at the Outstanding Student ceremony, Kirkwood Community College honors students who have achieved academic excellence. A student must meet specific criteria in order to be selected. Students must have a 3.3 grade point average to be nominated by faculty members and must also have at least 20 semester hours of Kirkwood credits. The Outstanding Student Award is given to less than one percent of students who attend Kirkwood.
Two Kirkwood volleyball players were recently recognized at the Outstanding Student ceremony, sophomore Cali Beyer (Tripoli, IA) Math/Science, and sophomore Erin Walker (Silvis, IL) Social Sciences. Cali plans to transfer to Clarke College, to major in Physical Therapy and Erin is transferring to the Univ. of Missouri St. Louis to complete her Elementary Education degree, both will also continue to play volleyball.