Kacie Rewerts is sure glad her father signed her up for volleyball camp prior to her freshman year at Nevada.

Rewerts ran cross country during junior high, but also did AAU volleyball. Over the spring and summer before her freshman year at Nevada she had made the decision to stick with cross country in high school.

But her father, Jerome Rewerts, wasn’t ready for his extremely gifted, 6-2 daughter to be done spiking the volleyball.

“It was (about) time to sign up for VB camp and my dad was (saying) let’s sign you up,” Kacie Rewerts said. “I was like you don’t need to do that, I’m going to run cross country. He did it anyway.”

The rest is history.

Rewerts became a multiple-time all-Heart of Iowa Conference performer for the Nevada volleyball team. In her senior season she named third-team all-state the Iowa Girls Coaches Association in Class 3A after leading the Cubs to a 33-10 record and its first state appearance since her freshman season.

She set the school record for kills in a season this past fall (477) and ranks second all time in kills with 1,223.

“I went to the camp and after camp I was like I’m going to play volleyball,” Rewerts said. “I stuck with it ever since.”

And she’s not done yet.

On Nov. 27 Rewerts signed a letter of intent to play Division 1 volleyball at Drake.

“It’s been a long journey, I’d say, from the beginning of high school to where I am now,” Rewerts said. “I definitely didn’t think that I would’ve been signing to play at Drake. It’s awesome that I’m able to play there next year.”

Rewerts is excited to become a Bulldog.

“It’s a great program,” Rewerts said. “The girls seem to have great chemistry on the team. We have a pretty big recruiting class and we’ve already become friends.”

She is going to major in biochemistry and molecular biology.

“It’s a mouthful,” Rewerts joked. “You can either go the medical route with that or the science route with that. I don’t really want to know what I want to do with that yet, but I have lots of options. Drake has a new STEM building, which really looks cool, and they have new labs and everything to do research with. I’m really excited for that. The professors there and the whole Drake community are really great to be around.”

On the court she plans on playing wherever she’s asked.

“They’re looking for me to be kind of a utility player,” Rewerts said. “Mostly right-side or outside hitter.”

Rewerts currently lives in Nevada with Jerome and her mother Erin. She has one older sister, Kelby.