Nevada senior Morgan Tupper is following in big sister’s footsteps after signing a letter of intent to play volleyball at DMACC Friday in the Nevada High School commons.
Tupper is the daughter of Michael and Liberty Tupper of Nevada. Her older sister Gillian played two seasons for the DMACC volleyball program.
“I’ve been thinking about coming here for a long time - since Gill signed,” Tupper said. “This was one of the main options I did have. She (DMACC head volleyball coach Patty Harrison) said one of the only couple of sisters that have gone there. It’s cool to be able to do that and hopefully (I’ll) follow in her footsteps and get first-team all-conference and everything she got to do too.”
Tupper plans on playing setter at DMACC.
“I’m going to just try setting I think,” Tupper said. “I don’t really know what she has in store for me yet and I’ll have to do whatever the team needs. But as of right now just setting.”
In her senior season at Nevada Tupper set a school record for assists in a season with 995 to help the Cubs go 33-10 and reach the state tournament for the first time since 2016.
“Athletically our program, especially this last year, has really helped me get to the next level,” Tupper said. “My coach Jonny (Sneiderman) and his assistants have really helped me with that too.”
Tupper is also thankful for Nevada helping prepare her academically.
“We have a lot of classes that are offered that I can do,” Tupper said. “I’ll be going in with a handful of credits already.”
She is looking at nursing as a potential major.
“They have a really good school for nursing,” Tupper said. “That’s really nice.”
Tupper also enjoys the fact that with the campus located in Boone she won’t be far from home.
“It’s close to family and an area I know pretty well,” Tupper said. “I won’t be traveling very far.”