NC State’s volleyball team is adding a player with a name that is pretty familiar around these parts: Bailey. Thurl Bailey’s daughter, BreElle, put together an excellent volleyball career at Arizona State before deciding in August to leave the program following a coaching change. She’ll spend her final year of college eligibility playing for the Wolfpack in 2017.
Today I am officially part of the Wolfpack! Couldn't have asked for a What a better way to finish out my senior year pic.twitter.com/YRBG9L71a5— Breelle Bailey (@Breelle11) October 12, 2016
Not surprisingly, BreElle inherited some of her old man’s height—she is 6’4—and a lot of athletic talent as well. She was a Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention as a junior in 2015 and played in nearly every set for the Sun Devils. She was expected to be a major contributor for ASU this season and no doubt will be an impact player for the Wolfpack in 2017.
Her father’s connection to NC State could have been a factor in her decision to head to Raleigh, but the bigger factor might have been new Pack head coach Linda Hampton-Keith. Hampton-Keith spent the previous five years as an assistant at Arizona State, and most likely recruited BreElle out of high school.
Funny how things work out sometimes.