ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame will honors Alaska Anchorage volleyball All-American Morgan Hooe with its female “Pride of Alaska” Directors’ Award during its 2017 induction ceremony, the Hall announced Thursday.

After starring four years at South Anchorage High school and four more for the Seawolves, Hooe will be one of four Directors’ Award recipients during the April 27 festivities at the Anchorage Museum, along with male Pride of Alaska winner David Norris, a record-setting endurance athlete from Fairbanks.

A senior setter on the Seawolves’ reigning NCAA Div. II National Runner-Up squad, Hooe was the heartbeat of a UAA volleyball team that reached went 61-6 over her last two seasons, winning a pair of Great Northwest Athletic Conference titles.

The program’s all-time assists leader with 3,920,Hooe was a two-time All-American and the 2016 GNAC and NCAA Div. II West Region player of the year, joining teammate Erin Braun as the first two Seawolves to play in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments.

“Hooe’s reputation as a fierce competitor was displayed during the regional tournament, when she returned from injury and rallied her team to victory,” the Hall wrote in its press release. “Hooe’s community service and academic achievements reflected the same integrity that she brought to the court.”

The Directors’ Awards recognize outstanding individuals or teams in the realm of Alaska sports.  Recipients are selected by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame board of directors. The Pride of Alaska Award is bestowed for ‘Consistent Excellence in Athletic Competition … For an athlete or athletes, team or coach who have not only excelled in sports in the past year or recent years, but have done so with integrity and sportsmanship and been a positive role model.’