#26 Tiegen Skains | Outside Hitter/Right Side
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Previous School: Pine Creek
Major: Exercise Science
2014 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
2014 GPAC Overall Player of the Week (Oct. 28)
Skains appeared in all 32 matches, seeing action in 114 of 118 sets ... piled up 206 kills, 52 digs and 47 blocks while hitting .183 ... recorded a career high 20 kills on 32 swings in the win over No. 21 Dordt on Oct. 25, leading to GPAC player of the week honors ... floored 11 kills versus Nebraska Wesleyan on Oct. 21 ... registered a season high five blocks in the GPAC tournament win over Hastings on Nov. 8.
Skains played in 20 matches and 46 total sets as a freshman ... totaled 56 kills and 25 total blocks ... swatted a season high eight kills in the win over Dakota State on 10-18-13 ... registered a season best six blocks in the victory over Dakota Wesleyan on 11-2-13 ... put up three blocks on two occasions ... recorded five digs at Midland on 11-6-13.
Lettered for three years and started for two at Pine Creek High School under head coach Rick Mischka ... earned all-state, Eagle Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior when she led the conference in kills per game ... powered Pine Creek to a state runner up finish her sophomore year ... led Eagles to three district championships and two regional titles ... member of principal's honor roll in addition to receiving academic all-state laurels.
Daughter of Phil and Terri Skains ... born Sept. 29, 1995, in Wichita, Kan. ... has one older brother and one older sister ... enjoys snowboarding and spending time with family and friends.