CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson volleyball head coach Jackie Simpson Kirr announced the addition of two graduate transfers, Adria Powell and Katie Culumovic, to the 2023 roster on Tuesday. Powell joins the Tigers after spending the previous five seasons at Ohio State and helping the Buckeyes reach the 2022 NCAA Regional Finals, while Culumovic spent the previous four seasons at Mississippi State. Both Powell and Culumovic will join the program to begin the spring semester.
“Adria and Katie are winners,” said Simpson Kirr. “They both made huge contributions on and off the court to programs that experienced significant growth during their careers. I believe they will be great mentors and leaders for our young Tigers.”
Adria Powell · Middle · Hubbard, Ohio · Hubbard H.S. · Ohio State
According to Simpson Kirr: “Adria will bring experience to our program from the highest level of the game. She has an intense passion for pursuing excellence and plans to continue her career at the professional level postgraduation. On the court, she has a unique balance of competitive drive and calm focus that will help raise the competitive maturity of our program.”
Katie Culumovic · Setter/Defensive Specialist · Simpsonville, S.C. · St. Joseph’s Catholic School · Mississippi State
Simpson Kirr stated: “Katie has an intense work ethic matched only by her care and love for her teammates. She has played a variety of roles on the court and truly has a program first mentality. Katie will instantly make a positive impact on how our gym competes together.”
Powell and Culumovic will begin to train with the Tigers after the New Year in preparation for the 2023 fall season. The anticipated incoming freshman class will be announced at a later date. For more information on Clemson Volleyball, follow the program on Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok @ClemsonVB.