Campbellsville Volleyball receives Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors
With its first-year coach being voted by her peers as Coach of the Year, Campbellsville University was also tapped for three volleyball All-Conference selections, Freshman of the Year and four on the All-Academic team on Sunday.
The awards were announced at the season-ending Mid-South Conference banquet held in the Frankfort Capital Plaza Ball Room as part of the conference tournament.
CU’s Shannon Cahill (Louisville), Caroline Martin (Curitiba, Brazil) and Audrey Sanders (Pickerington, Ohio) were named to the all-conference team. Sanders was tabbed Freshman of the Year and Tigers’ coach, Amy Eckenfels, was named Coach of the Year.
Additionally, Campbellsville (25-9) landed four players on the Academic All Mid-South Conference team. They were: Cahill, Genevieve Collette (Winnipeg, Canada), Brooke Marcum (LaGrange, Ky.) and Samantha James (Louisville).
Monica Chernichan and Genevieve Collette, both from Winnipeg, Canada, were named conference Honorable Mention.
Georgetown College and Shawnee State University, winners of the west and east divisions, respectively, were honored as the MSC regular season divisional champions for 2010. This season marks the first time volleyball has used divisions.
The two divisional champions produced exactly half of the 14 all-conference selections.
Shawnee State senior outside hitter Jami Turrill was voted by the league coaches as the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Player of the Year.
Turrill led the MSC with 557 kills and a 4.0 kill per game average. She ranks second in the conference with a .388 attacking percentage. Turrill was named MSC Volleyball Player of the Week twice and MSC Hitter of the Week four times during the regular season.
Also joining Turrill on the all-conference team is teammates Tiffany Dailey, Heather Koehler and Haley Halcomb; Georgetown’s Liz Goodin, Kelsey Luckett and Kyla Welch; University of the Cumberlands’ Chelsea Hendrix; Lindsey Wilson College’s Audra McNabney; and University of Rio Grande’s Erin Sherman and Whitney Smith.te for their own players.
St. Catharine’s Mandy Gray was named the MSC Volleyball Champions of Character recipient. Gray earned the award — as voted on by the conference athletics director – for their civic and servant leadership within the campus and community.
Forty-three volleyball student-athletes were recognized as Academic All Mid-South Conference. The distinction is reserved for student-athletes with a sophomore or higher class standing and a 3.25 and above grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
In addition to CU’d recipients, those honored for their work in the classroom:
University of the Cumberlands: Alana Abbott, Kelsey Dew, Stephanie Florence, Chelsea Hendrix, Amanda Hensley, Tessie Rice and Tommie Thompson.
Georgetown College: Arielle Evans, Cathy Frank, Elizabeth Goodin, Kelsey Luckett, Kristen Meister, Arielle Milner, Rebekah Moore, Danielle Speirs, Kyla Welch and Whitney Wulf.
Lindsey Wilson College: June Dial, Kayla Koerber, Angela Mlachnik and Andrea Taylor.
Pikeville College: Leah Harris, Kayla Hatton and Shelbi White.
University of Rio Grande: Ashley Bloom, Kati Moore, Erin Sherman, Whitney Smith and Rachel Walker.
Shawnee State University: Tiffany Dailey, Haley Halcomb, Kim Rosen and Jami Turrill.
St. Catherine College: Jordan Boyle, Sam Gehler, Mandy Gray and Taylor Malott.
University of Virginia’s College at Wise: Robyn Dougherty and Megan Funk.