Spiker with local ties earns honors

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Sarah Jane Sanders, daughter of Terry and Donna Heinen Sanders of Plano, and granddaughter of Robert and Barbara Heinen of Fredericksburg, is a 6-4 junior volleyball right-side hitter for the University of Oklahoma.

This volleyball season, Sanders was second on her team in kills and blocks.

She was second in blocks (106) in the Big 12 Conference.

Sanders also was honored as Academic All-Big 12 First Team, registering a 4.0 GPA and was an All-Big 12 First Team selection.

As a student, Sanders made the President’s Honor Roll, and the Gallogly College of Engineering Dean’s Honor Roll. In February, she was one of eight OU students to receive the Sooners’ Dr. Gerald Laze prestigious Big 12 highest academic achievement award.