The Cowley College volleyball team has signed Cora Vineyard of Argonia, Kansas to begin her college career in the fall of 2019.
Vineyard, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter/middle hitter, prepped at Argonia High School where she played four seasons of volleyball. She helped lead her team to league titles her junior and senior seasons. In her senior year, Vineyard was named All League First Team, Captain and is still waiting for the announcement of the All-State award.
In her junior season, she was named All-League First Team, All-State First Team, and team captain. She was also named to the Topeka Capitol-Journal’s All-Star Prep’s team where she was recognized for her volleyball efforts for 2017 at the All Star Preps Awards Banquet.  
In her sophomore season, she was named All-League First Team and All State Honorable Mention.
In her senior season, she recorded 371 kills at 4.4 kills per set, a hitting percentage of .402, a .480 kill percentage, 37 aces, and 176 digs at 2.1 digs per set, and averaged 0.70 blocks per set. In her junior year, she recorded 335 kills, a .366 hitting percentage, a .461 kill percentage, 72 blocks, 288 digs, and 30 aces.
Off the volleyball court, Vineyard also participated in basketball and track at Argonia High School. She was a three-year varsity basketball post player and runner for the track team, where she was also awarded for great play.
Her junior season of basketball, she was named All-League First Team, All-State First Team, and captain. Her sophomore season, she was named All-League First Team and All-State Second Team. In track, her sophomore season, she qualified for the Kansas State Championships in the open 400. Also at Argonia High School, Vineyard was named to the National Honor Society where she served as vice president, member of the Kansas Association of Youth, student council where she served as vice president, class representative, a member of the Math Club, and was named to the A Honor Roll.
Cowley head volleyball coach Steven Gream states, “Cora is a great addition to our program. She has great athleticism that allows her to play strong at the net with her attacking and blocking abilities. I conducted camps for Argonia High School and she came to our camps at Cowley, and we were so impressed with her athleticism, court vision, and her ability to play strong at the net on both offense and defense. We were looking for a hitter who is able to do multiple things, run a variety of sets, and will give us another weapon on both offense and defense. She will adjust well to our fast paced offense and run a variety of sets that our offensive system requires for a front row hitter. We are very excited to have her as a part of the Cowley volleyball program."
Vineyard is the daughter of Wayne and Sarah Vineyard of Argonia, Kansas.