Ripon resident and Central Catholic senior Aimee Rose has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Notre Dame de Namur University. She will major in kinesiology at the Belmont-based Catholic school.
Rose was the starting setter for the Raiders last fall, leading them to a second-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference and a 20-12 overall record. In 2011, Central Catholic won the WAC championship with Rose contributing as its top defensive player. She transferred to the Modesto school after spending her first two years at Ripon High and graduating from Ripona Elementary.
Academically, she holds a 3.7 GPA and has taken classes at Modesto Junior College, where she boasts a 3.9 GPA, the past two years.
Rose began playing competitively in the sixth grade and later competed for Rage Volleyball Club of Ripon, Impact and Sunset Volleyball Club in Galt. She also made the Northern California Volleyball Association and USA Volleyball’s High Performance teams.
Virginia Intermont, Whittier College, Mount St. Mary’s, Johnson and Wales, Azusa and Dominican were among the schools that recruited Rose. She chose Notre Dame de Namur because of its proximity to home and her connection with the volleyball program’s coach, Nicole Annaloro, and players.
The Argonauts compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference. They finished 1-24 last fall.