[Matthew Apgar / Daily Chronicle]
Kemp said finally signing with NIU was relieving.
“It’s like I’m finally moving on to the next chapter,” Kemp said. “It’s not over yet.”
Kemp said she liked meeting with the players and coaches, and another selling point of the school was it being in DeKalb.
NIU volleyball coach Ray Gooden said Kemp is a tremendous athlete with incredible potential.
“I think she has improved on her skill set, and with the amount of volleyball she has played, her confidence has improved,” Gooden said. “She can do some things at the net that very few people can do, so we are excited to see what she is able to bring and how she is able to improve for our group.”
In addition to being a strong volleyball player, Kemp is one of the top high jumpers in the state. She said that there’s a possibility of her competing for the NIU track team as well.
“Volleyball is my main focus, but I may be able to high jump on the side,” Kemp said. “Maybe like two days a week going to track practice. But volleyball is my main concern right now.”