Abbie Tutor, a four-year starter on St. Cloud’s volleyball team, who helped lead the Bulldogs to a regional final in 2019, has signed an athletic grant-in-aid to attend Rollins College.
Originally an outside hitter, she moved to middle blocker before her sophomore year. As a senior, she finished second on the team with 236 kills; while leading the team in total blacks (118), solo blocks (69) and block assists (49). Her .301 hitting percentage was second best among the starters.
Tutor was the only senior on a St. Cloud team that finished 21-5 this season and came within one game of earning the first final four appearance in school history; when it dropped a heart-breaking 17-25, 19-25, 25-14, 25-12, 15-12 decision to Winter Springs.
During her four-year career, St. Cloud posted a 65-39 record—the most wins in any four-year period in school history.
“Abbie came to us as an outside hitter as a freshman. After her first year, we asked her to move to the inside for the good of the team. Although she was not comfortable with the move, she did it, worked incredibly hard and became a dominant player for us,” St. Cloud Head Coach Ettie Singleton said. “She will be a great fit at Rollins. I could see them moving her to the outside or back on defense. She is definitely ready to take her game to the next level.”
Rollins Head Coach Mika Robinson agreed.
“Abbie is a tremendous player with a huge ceiling. She could play any front row position because of her blocking and hitting skills, but she is also skilled in passing and floor defense. Our fans are really going to enjoy watching her develop.”
Tutor was given offers by several schools, but chose Rollins because of the chemistry she felt during her recruiting visit among other factors.
“Academically, it is a tremendous school and I really clicked with the coaches and players there on my visit,” Tutor said. “It also allows me to stay close to home and allows my family to stay involved in my career.”