The University of Wisconsin volleyball team might be replacing one All-American middle blocker with another.
Marion Hazelwood, a 6-foot-3 graduate transfer from Oklahoma, has narrowed her possible destination to two schools, with UW being one of them, according to sources.
Hazelwood, who is expected to make her decision in the next few days, is a three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-American and a two-time first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection. She is just the third player in OU history to earn All-American honors three times and the fourth Sooner to make the All-Big 12 first team more than once.
She also is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and will graduate this spring with a management degree.
Hazelwood, who visited UW recently and attended a couple practices, would potentially step into the void left by the departure of Haleigh Nelson, a two-time second-team All-American in the UW lineup. Junior-to-be Tionna Williams is the only returning middle blocker, with incoming freshmen Dana Rettke and Danielle Hart expected to compete for jobs.
Hazelwood has recorded 753 kills and 344 blocks in her three seasons at Oklahoma. She has hit .324 for her career with 2.33 kills and 1.07 blocks per set.
She averaged 2.63 kills per set and 1.22 blocks per set as a junior in 2016, hitting .308. She was at her best against nationally ranked teams, hitting .321 with 2.79 kills per set, including a career-high 19 kills against national runner-up Texas.
Hazelwood is from Beach City, Texas, and graduated from Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas. She was named to PrepVolleyball.com’s top 50 juniors and top 50 Senior Aces.