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LC State Signs Second Dual-Sport Athlete to Incoming Class

Alisha Alexander | Sports Information Director

LEWISTON, Idaho – Warrior Volleyball and Track and Field announced the signing of the second dual-sport athlete to join LC State this fall in Gianna Anderson. The outside hitter and javelin thrower hails from Farmington, Wash.

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“I had the pleasure of watching Gianna play this fall and she’s a fearless competitor,” volleyball coach Katie Palmer said. “She’s going to lead by example on and off the court the moment she gets on campus. I am thrilled for her to call LC State home and to watch her develop as a Warrior on the volleyball court and as a track and field athlete.”

Anderson competed at Oakesdale High School where she helped the Nighthawks to back-to-back State titles in 2021 and 2022. The team was voted the Regional Girls Team of the Year at the Spokane Sports Awards in 2023. The track and field team placed sixth at State this past season.

Individually, Anderson is a four-time first-team all-league and three-time First-Team All-State competitor in volleyball. She was tabbed the State MVP twice and was named one of the Top 30 Volleyball Players to Watch in the State of Washington by Sports Books Live. In track and field, Anderson placed second at State in the javelin and fifth as a member of both the 4x100m and 4x200m relays.

“Looking forward to having Gianna in our family,” track and field coach Mike Collins said. “Good student, good athlete and good person. All core aspects of what we are looking for in our student-athletes and we are looking forwarding getting even better.” 

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