John Glenn’s Abigail Walker officially becomes a Cincinnati Bearcat

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NEW CONCORD, Ohio – For the last two years, the Muskingum Valley League’s top volleyball player has been John Glenn’s Abigail Walker, who has two MVL Player of the Year awards to her name.

The Lady Muskies middle hitter has been committed to the University of Cincinnati for quite some time.

Friday, she made it official.

Surrounded by her friends and family, Walker put pen to paper and signed her letter of intent to the Bearcats volleyball program. This past season, Walker led John Glenn to an 18-6 record and a trip to the District 6 title game.

On top of being this year’s MVL Big School Player of the Year, Walker also earned an All-Ohio first team selection in Division Two, as well as a unanimous MVL first team selection.

As far as the school she’s going to, Cincinnati is no slouch at volleyball. The Bearcats are coming off a season in 2019 where they went 27-7 overall with a 15-1 record in conference play.

Cincinnati has always been a school of interest for Walker, and it’s one she can’t wait to attend.

“Cincinnati contacted me my sophomore year, and they were always a favorite for me at the beginning of the recruiting process,” Walker said.

“After a few visits there, I met the team. I got to meet the coaches in person, and see all the facilities and the campus, and I just fell in love.

“I’m just so thankful that I get to go to a place I love doing the thing I love.”

“I think back to that fourth grader that just tried volleyball for the first time and loved it,” reminisces Walker’s father, Jason. “To the phenom that she is, dedicated herself to becoming in high school. [We’re] very, very proud to watch her play the sport that she loves.”

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Chase Fisher
Chase Fisher is a sports reporter and anchor for WHIZ News. Born and raised in Zanesville, he graduated from Maysville High School in 2010 before attending Kent State University and majoring in journalism. Before joining WHIZ in a behind-the-scenes role in 2018, Chase spent the previous four years touring the United States as a drummer in the band Everyone Leaves, as well as performing across the midwest as a professional wrestler. Feel free to reach out to Chase with statistics, story ideas and/or feedback by emailing, or on Twitter @realchasefisher.