DCCC Volleyball Standout Rose Mitchell Signs with WSSU

Rose Mitchell signing

April 24, 2015 – Davidson County Community College standout volleyball player Rose Mitchell will continue her college playing career with Winston-Salem State University this fall after signing with the Rams Thursday in Brinkley Gymnasium on the Davidson Campus.

“We’re very excited for this opportunity for Rose to play at Winston-Salem State,” says Justin Burgess, head volleyball coach at DCCC. “She has really left her mark on DCCC volleyball as a competitor and great athlete. Rose’s determination and work ethic will bring great things to the WSSU volleyball program. She has a bright future ahead of her, and we wish her the best.”

Mitchell, a Minnesota native, transferred to DCCC from Central Lakes Community College in Brainerd, Minnesota, last fall. After visiting North Carolina during a family vacation, she decided to move to the state and researched the top community college volleyball programs. She recognized DCCC as a team that had made previous trips to the national NJCAA Division III volleyball tournament held each year in Rochester, Minnesota. After visiting the campus and meeting Burgess, she moved to the area and enrolled at DCCC.

During the 2014 season, Mitchell led the Storm to an undefeated 10-0 conference record as well as the 2014 Region X and District H championships. This earned her a trip home to Minnesota to compete with her teammates at the national tournament, where the Storm finished seventh. She was named 1st Team All Region and the 2014 Region X Player of the Year in addition to representing Region X as its All-American nominee.

“Being able to continue my volleyball career at WSSU on athletic scholarship is just the next chapter in my North Carolina story, and I can’t wait for it to begin,” Mitchell says. “When I decided to leave my home in Minnesota and come to North Carolina in hopes of playing a year at the junior college level and transfer to a university as a junior, I knew it was possible but was not going to be easy. The DCCC volleyball program was just what I was looking for. To have such a successful season not only individually but also as a team was amazing. My team became my new family, and then to make the national tournament is an experience I know we’ll never forget.”

*Editor’s note: Rose Mitchell (seated), shown with Kenneth Kirk (left), director of athletics and wellness at DCCC, and Justin Burgess, head volleyball coach, signs her Letter of Intent to play for Winston-Salem State University next fall.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.