#6 Kendra Dinkel | Defensive Specialist
Hometown: Norfolk, Neb.
Previous School: Lutheran Northeast
Major: Community Health
Dinkel saw action in 19 matches and in a total of 44 sets ... recorded 77 digs and five aces ... stepped in for Carli Smith and notched a career high 24 digs vs. Nebraska Wesleyan on 10-1-13 ... posted 11 digs vs. Midland on 9-11-13.
Dinkel appeared in 22 matches and a total of 63 sets during her freshma campaign...piled up 71 digs...tallied a season high seven digs on four occasions: vs. Hastings on 9-26-12, vs. Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) on 10-19-12, vs. Doane on 10-24-12 and vs. Hastings on 11-1-12.
Prepped at Lutheran High Northeast for four years ... Coach Kathy Gebhardt coached her team to two state championships and a 131-10 record during these four years ... She started all four years and was team captain for one ... She earned four varsity letters, All-State first team, Northeast Nebraska second team, All-Tournament team and honorable mention honors throughout her junior and senior years ... She was also on the basketball, soccer and track teams.
Born on August 17 in Norfolk, Nebraska ... Daughter of John and Cindy Dinkel ... Has a twin sister, Kelsey, and two older siblings ... Kelsey currently attends Concordia and is on the volleyball team ... Rene is a Concordia alumni and was on the track team.