Conlin Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors

Conlin Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors

WAYNE, Neb. – On the heels of a season that saw the Anderson University volleyball team reach milestone after milestone, standout setter Emily Conlin has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA), as announced early Tuesday afternoon.
 
Conlin earned all-region accolades from both D2CCA and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and on the eve of the NCAA D-II Elite Eight, the Glendale, Ariz., native ranks seventh nationally in assists per set (11.85/set) and is 21st in the nation with a South Atlantic Conference-best 1,292 assists on the season.

She finished third in the conference with 42 service aces and was 21st in the SAC with 339 digs on the season. Conlin earned SAC Specialist of the Week on two occasions during the season, marking the fourth time in her two-year career. She notched 18 double-doubles on the season and reached the 40+ assist plateau on 16 occasions. Conlin already ranks fifth in the school record books for assists in a single season and fifth in career assists.

Joining Conlin from the Southeast Region was Flagler middle hitter Sara Davis (Second Team), USC Aiken libero Rebecca Martinez (Second Team) and Wingate outside hitter Katie Bludau (Honorable Mention).


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2017 ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
POS  PLAYER  CL  SCHOOL HOMETOWN
OH Taylor Reiss Jr.  Southwest Minnesota State Taunton, Minn.
OH Mackenzie Harrison Sr.  Fairmont State Twinsburg, Ohio
OH  Hailey Roberts Sr.  Tarleton State Cedar Park, Texas
MH  Madi Farrell Sr.  Northwest Nazarene Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
MH  Rachel Neblett Sr.  West Florida Austin, Texas
S  Stephanie Sylvester So.  Wheeling Jesuit Oregon, Ohio
L  Autumn Reese Jr.  Arkansas-Fort Smith Ozark, Mo.

2017 ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
POS  PLAYER  CL  SCHOOL HOMETOWN
OH  Lexie Bradley  Sr.  North Alabama Florence, Ala.
OH  Taylor Bevis  Jr. Central Oklahoma Wichita, Kan.
OH  Lauren Nicholson  Sr. Cal State San Bernardino Upland, Calif.
MH  Sara Davis  Sr. Flagler Akron, Ohio
MH  Aly Schneider  Sr. Lewis Granger, Ind.
S  Marina Hansen  Sr. Colorado School of Mines Yuma, Ariz.
L  Rebecca Martinez  So. South Carolina Aiken Wellington, Fla.

2017 ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
POS  PLAYER  CL SCHOOL HOMETOWN
OH  Sarah Kelly  Jr.  Minnesota Duluth Chaska, Minn.
OH  Ally Rohn  Jr.  Palm Beach Atlantic Cedar Lake, Ind.
OH  Lauren Hackett  Sr.  Cal Baptist Covington, Wash.
MH  Haley Kramer  So.  Wheeling Jesuit Norwalk, Ohio
MH  Nikki Kennedy  So.  Regis Parker, Colo.
S  Amanda Milnick  So.  Arkansas Tech Tahlequah, Okla.
L  Jordyn Kuchenbrod  So.  Bellarmine Louisville, Ky.

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICANS: Abby Phelps, Western Washington (Outside Hitter); Katie Bludau, Wingate (Outside Hitter); Denver Tyler-Palmer, Nova Southeastern (Outside Hitter); Sabrina Wheelhouse, Central Washington (Middle Hitter); Mallory Grimsrud, Adams State (Middle Hitter); Devan Orr, Pitt-Johnstown (Libero),
Emily Conlin, Anderson (Setter).

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