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BCA swim champ Nye picks Villanova; Dove selects Ferrum for volleyball

By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

State champion swimmer Owen Nye of Burlington Christian Academy says he was in contact with numerous schools during the recruiting process.

The situation at Villanova seemed just right.

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Nye, who specializes in distance events, signed with the Wildcats when the signing period opened November 8.

“Villanova has some good history in the Big East (Conference) with distance swimmers,” Nye says.

Owen Nye

In February, Nye won the 200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division III state meet as a junior. He’s preparing for the start of his senior season.

Nye is looking to major in civil engineering.


Dove to Ferrum

BCA’s Renee Dove has long embraced volleyball even if it took time to get rolling.

Cut from a middle school team, Dove kept at it and went on the club travel circuit to gain experience. Then she turned out solid for the Royals, drawing the attention of Division III Ferrum.

“It’s my passion,” she says of volleyball.

Dove, who has been a BCA attendee since preschool, is a setter and right-side hitter.

Renee Dove

She was a team captain during the recent season, with the Royals finishing with a 12-4 record. She produced team highs with 83 aces and 218 assists, while also racking up 2.2 kills per set.

At Ferrum, Dove intends to major in marketing and minor in graphic design.

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