Niles’ Appleberry selects Kalamazoo Valley Community College

NILES — Senior Zoie Appleberry will continue her academic and athletic career at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She will play volleyball for the Cougars.

A visit to KVCC was all Appleberry needed to decide where she wanted to go.

“I took a tour there and I loved the campus,” she said. “It was so pretty. Everybody who I met there has made me feel very welcomed and the volleyball program has been pretty good the past couple of years. I am looking forward to helping them continue that.”

Appleberry said she will be studying physical therapy. She plans to attend Western Michigan University to finish up her college studies.

Appleberry was also looking at Lake Michigan College, but her visit sealed the deal at KVCC.

Like all the other athletes in Michigan, as well as a growing list throughout the country, Appleberry is having to train at home due to the suspension of sports by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

“Every day I have been doing workouts,” she said. “My high school coach [Jenny Nate] has been very involved with everything I do. She is sending us workouts and meals that are healthy to keep us in shape.”

Appleberry, who plays for the volleyball club Southwest, said she is keeping in touch with both her high school and club teammates.

“My club teammates are more active right now because it was supposed to be club season,” Appleberry said. “So, we are keeping in touch with each other.”

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is scheduled to begin its season in August.