TIFFIN -- Ridgewood High School senior Victoria Wiggins has announced that she will continue her academic and athletic careers at Heidelberg University next year.
During her career at RHS, Wiggins was a four-time recipient of the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Scholar Athlete award and was named First Team District Five, First Team All-Inter-Valley Conference and Honorable Mention All-Ohio for her efforts on the volleyball court for the Lady Generals.
Wiggins is the daughter of Loy and Shawn Wiggins of Newcomerstown.
In addition to volleyball, Wiggins has also participated in basketball and track and field for the Lady Generals.
A four-year letterman for the Orange and Black, Wiggins played a variety of positions for veteran head coach Dan Smith.
"Victoria is a real versatile player," Smith explained. "She played a variety of positions for us, including middle hitter, outside hitter. She was able to help us really wherever we needed her. She's a very hard nosed player and loves to compete."
With a strong volleyball tradition at Ridgewood, Wiggins was one of a few players who were able to letter all four years of her career at RHS.
"Not tow many girls have lettered four years for us," Smith said. "We have had some very talented teams and sometimes its hard to break into the line-up as a freshman. That's an indication of her ability level and skill set."
While enrolled at Heidelberg, Wiggins plans to major in accounting.
Wiggins will join 14-year head coach Jason Miller and the volleyball team in the fall of 2013 .Heidelberg volleyball has risen to unprecedented heights during Miller's tenure as head coach. The team has claimed three regular season and one tournament title in the highly competitive Ohio Athletic Conferece. In 2012, Heidelberg volleyball made its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III volleyball regional tournament.
In the classroom, Heidelberg volleyball continues to excel. The 2012 team boasted six Academic All-OAC honorees and had the highest team grade point average of Heidelberg's fall athletic teams.
Smith feels confident Wiggins will be able to enjoy success at the next level.
"I'm confident she will be able to play where ever they need her," Smith said. "Again, that's just due to her versatility that she displayed for us, plus she's a very hard worker and will put in the time it takes to be successful."