Mallory Livingston | Women's Athlete of the Year

Mallory Livingston made the transition look easy.

Livingston evolved from front row focus as a freshman to all-around excellence as a sophomore.

Her reward: Livingston is the Indiana University East women's Athlete of the Year for the 2013-14 school year, as determined by a vote of the Red Wolves athletics staff.

"It's always nice to get an award," Livingston said. "But you can never do it without teammates, so I want to say thanks to my teammates for helping me have a good season."

Livingston (Union City, Ohio/Mississinawa Valley High School) was an honorable mention American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Northeast Region honoree and repeated as an All-Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection.

Livingston was a focus of opposing defenses in 2013 as the Red Wolves' most notable front row returnee, yet she still led IU East with 340 kills, 2.79 kills per set and a .964 serve percentage. She also had eight matches with double-digits in kills and digs in her first season playing all-around at the college level.

"I always played all-around in high school and club, but my freshman year we had so many good passers, so I practiced in the back row in practices but didn't play there in games. I got to my sophomore year and ended up playing all-around, and my biggest improvements were in serve receive and defense," she said.

Livingston was just a sophomore during the 2013 season, but already was one of the elder stateswomen on the squad.

"I wanted to be one of the leaders because I had great leaders and role models when I was a freshman, and I wanted to be that leader and role model, try to be the same person the (2012) seniors and upperclassmen were for me."

Her favorite moments from the 2013 season included a home conference win against Indiana University Kokomo and saving 11 set points in the fourth set in a conference match at Berea College before winning the set 33-31 (a school record for longest set under current scoring rules).

Livingston also shines in the classroom. She is a two-time academic all-conference honoree and was a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District College Division selection as a sophomore.

Livingston begins her junior year with the Red Wolves on Aug. 20 when the Red Wolves host Judson University at Seton Catholic High School in the opening match of the 2014 season.

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State Line Heritage Days 2014

July 30, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 4p.m.  11th Annual “Summertime” Photography ShowOpening and Awards
Located at Historic Arts Depot – sponsored by the A.A.R.C.

12:30 -5:30 – Voting Most Photogenic Baby and Pampered Pets Contest  -  313 N. Columbia St.

5:00 Open Air Market and Antique Tractor Display – railroad park

5:30 – 7:30  Debbie Bryson under the big tent gospel/country music

6:30 Karaoke Preliminaries and Finals - Main stage

7:00 - 9:00 Ambush at railroad park (Classic Rock)

8:00 – 9:00 Melodrama – Under the big tent

July 31, 2014

10:00 a.m. to dusk – Open Air Market and antique tractor display

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. -11th Annual “Summertime” Photographly Show
Historic Arts Depot

6:00 - Rootbeer Guzzling Contest  
A & W Root Beer Stand

6:00 to 7:45 - Old Time Revival 
under the big tent

6:00 to 7:00 - Hymn Sing with Jeri Liebert 
railroad park

7:30 to 10:00 - Ambush
On the big stage

7:00 – Melodrama
Under the big tent

8:00 - Reenactment of David Conner 
First Trading Post of Randolph County 
- railroad park

August 1, 2014


10:00 a.m. to dusk – Open Air Market and Antique Tractor Display

Railroad Park

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. -11th Annual “ Summertime” Photography Show 
Historic Arts Depot

5:00 to 5:45 New Hope Puppet Show

5:00 to 9:00 Truck and Tractor Show 
East Elm Street by Union City Ohio Fired Dept.
Sponsored by the Union City Oh Fire Association

6:00  -  Kiddie Tractor Pull 
Located in front of the Union City, OH fire department 
sponsored by Hemmelgarn and Sons

Kiddie Balance Beam 
Immediately following Kiddie Tractor Pull

6:30  Greenriver Boys 
Blue Grass Band 
Railroad Park

6:00 to 6:30 - U.C.C.H.S. Dance Team
Main Stage, Columbia Street

6:30 to 6:45 Mississinawa Valley H.S. and M.S. Dance Teams
Main Stage, Columbia Street

6:45 to 7:45  - Jan and Becky and the Dance Connection  
Main Stage, Columbia Street

7:00  Melodrama 
under the big tent

8:00 – 10:30 Savannah Jack
Back by popular demand
Main Stage, Columbia Street

August 2, 2014

8:00 - Sign up for the  Hub City Heritage 5K Run/Walk 
Sponsored by Union City Athletic Boosters

9:00 Run/Walk begins

10:00 a.m. to dusk – Open Air Market and Antiques Tractor Display
Railroad Park

4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - 11th Annual “Summertime” Photography Show
Historic Arts Depot  -Sponsored by A.A.R.C.

12:00 Antique Tractor Pull 
Railroad Park

1:00 Grand Parade

5:00 ot 9:00 - 9th Annual Cruise–In

Sponsored by the Union City, OH Fire Association

5:00 – Melodrama 
Under the big tent

5:00 - Modified Truck and Tractor Pull  
Railroad Park

5:00 to 6:00 Mandy Neff 
Main stage, Columbia St.

7:00 Melodrama 
Under the big tent

8:00 to 10:30 - The Bull Dogs 
Sponsored by Frank Miller Lumber 
Main stage, Columbia St.

Party In The Park

The South Salem Church of Christ invites each and everyone of you to a FREE Community "Party In The Park" on August 9th from 3 - 6 p.m. There will be a KIDS Zone, Baking Contest to decide the "Best Cookies in Town", Live Music, Great Food, and Door Prizes. Here is a chance for each one of us to come together and show what a community is and how it can thrive when we each work together.