June 14, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame volleyball operations intern Alisha Ewing was recently inducted into the Rochester High School (Ind.) Hall of Fame. Ewing, a standout athlete at Rochester from 1997-2001, excelled for the Zebras as a high jumper, basketball and volleyball player.
“This is a great honor for Alisha, and the Notre Dame volleyball family is very proud of her and her accomplishments,” Irish head coach Debbie Brown said.
In 2001, Ewing ended her prep career as Indiana’s high school state champion in the high jump after clearing the bar at 5-8, becoming the first Rochester student-athlete to win a track and field state title. Ewing edged out former Irish volleyball and track & field All-American Emily Loomis to top the podium at the state meet.
Ewing also earned varsity letters in volleyball and basketball. In fact, Ewing was a three-time all-conference volleyball selection while leading the Zebras to sectional titles in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
On the hardwood, Ewing paced Rochester to a pair of sectional championships as team captain.
Ewing joined the Irish volleyball staff in the summer of 2008 as the program’s intern after a three-year collegiate coaching stint. She handles video filming and editing, team travel and administrative duties.
Ewing enjoyed a successful collegiate career as she shined for Bethel College (Ind.) in volleyball and track. She was the NCCAA indoor and outdoor high jump champion in 2003-04 and an NAIA All-American in the event from 2002-05. The dual-sport athlete garnered all-conference honors in volleyball from 2002-04 and in track & field from 2002-05.
Ewing graduated from Bethel in 2005 with a degree in sports management and then coached for one season at Trinity Christian High School (Ind.). She got her first taste of college coaching when she moved on to Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.) as an assistant coach. While there she spearheaded efforts for the program’s recruiting, promotions, fundraising, game management, strength and conditioning, and on-court coaching with an emphasis on defense.