Audrey Ludwig, a former standout volleyball player in the
MIAC, has been named head volleyball coach at Hamline University, director of
athletics Bob Beeman announced on Wednesday.
Ludwig, a 2007 graduate of St. Olaf and three-time All-MIAC
setter for the Oles, has been serving as an assistant volleyball and women’s
basketball coach for her alma mater during the 2009-10 academic year. She will
join the Piper athletic department staff effective immediately. Ludwig will also
advise the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
“Audrey is an outstanding addition to our athletic
department. Her familiarity with the MIAC, combined with her proven work ethic,
energy, and enthusiasm bodes well for the growth of our volleyball program,”
said Beeman. “I have no doubt that Audrey will very quickly establish herself in
the conference and be successful at Hamline University for many years to come.
We are thrilled to have her on staff.”
A four-year starter with the Ole volleyball program, Ludwig
earned All-MIAC accolades during her sophomore through senior seasons. Her 4,221
set assists rank fourth all-time at St. Olaf and tenth in MIAC history. She also
earned a pair of MIAC volleyball player of the week honors during her collegiate
“I’m thrilled to join the Hamline community. Everyone in the
athletic department has been very welcoming from the moment I stepped on
campus,” said Ludwig. “I’m looking forward to building the program and
establishing a tradition of excellence for Hamline volleyball.”
Prior to joining the Oles’ staff, Ludwig served as an
assistant volleyball coach at Augsburg for two seasons. Additionally, she has
spent numerous years coaching club volleyball and summer volleyball camps at
various high schools and colleges, including the University of Minnesota and the
University of Florida.
Ludwig earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise
science from St. Olaf and a master’s in kinesiology from the University of
Minnesota in 2008.