September 16, 2020
After much consideration, Cowley College has named its first Student of the Month for the fall semester. Accumulating a 4.0 grade point average and serving as co-captain of the Lady Tiger volleyball team, Caitie Lockett is the recipient of the September Student of the Month.
Lockett, daughter of Bill Lockett and Lynette Neesen, came to Cowley from Buena Vista, Colorado. Grandparents are, Sela and Ben Cain of Chico, CA, and Mike and Pat Lockett of Buena Vista, CO. She has five siblings, Ole 25, Michael 24, Adam 23, Tyler 21, and Heidi 21.
Lockett prepped at Buena Vista High School where she played four seasons of volleyball. She helped lead her team to a league championship and a state tournament appearance in 2017. As a senior, Lockett earned All-Conference, Tri-Peaks League Honorable-Mention, and an All-State nominee. During her three year varsity career, Lockett recorded a .304 kill percentage, 343 kills, 23 assists, 44 aces, 119 blocks, and 128 digs.
“Caitie is an excellent role model that shines to those who see her in the classroom, in the community, and on the volleyball court,” Cowley volleyball coach Steven Gream said. “She does not change in any of those areas.”
Lockett helped the Lady Tiger volleyball team finish with a record of 31-6 during the 2019 season.
“I love the sense of community and family at Cowley,” Lockett said. “We have some talented, hard-working girls that have a chance to achieve a lot this year.”
She was named an NJCAA First Team Academic All-American, KJCCC All-Academic Team, and was selected to the 2020 Academic Honor Roll.
“She is dependable, trustworthy, has high character, mature, and has great integrity,” Gream said. “In the classroom, she is just as competitive as she is on the volleyball court where she wants to excel.”
The business administration major is also active on the Arkansas City campus as a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Reverb and has been invited to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She was extremely grateful to be named the September Student of the Month.
“It’s heartwarming to know that Cowley College recognizes and appreciates the hard work of its students,” Lockett said. “I love it here; the community is super supportive.”
After Cowley, Lockett plans to continue her education and volleyball career at a four-year school.