Heat sign top middle

The UBC Heat have signed 6-foot-1 middle blocker Katy Klomps, from Surrey Christian School to their women’s volleyball team.

Klomps is the first recruit for the Heat as a member of Canada West.

Graduating this June, Klomps is entering post-secondary competition with an impressive resume that includes 16U provincial and national championships in 2009, 17U provincial title in 2010 and the B.C. High School AA crown this past fall.

She was voted the No. 1 graduating prospect in the Vancouver Province’s annual pool.

Heat head coach Steve Manuel says she is “quite possibly the most physical and gifted athlete in this year’s graduating class.”

She will study Human Kinetics.