MARS HILL, N.C. --- Three Tusculum College student-athletes garnered South Atlantic Conference Volleyball honors during the opening day of the 2008 Food Lion SAC Tournament, held on the campus of Mars Hill College.
Sophomore outside hitter Katie Luebke was named
to the All-Conference First Team, while Peyton
Colclough and Carly Swisher were named to
the SAC All-Freshmen Team.
Luebke, a 6-2 native of Bellefontaine, Ohio, is a two-time All-SAC selection, earning Second Team honors in 2007. She leads the team in kills per set, averaging 3.57 per game, while also posting .217 attack percentage and 35 service aces. Luebke is also averaging 0.42 blocks and 1.91 digs per set.
Colclough, a 5-10 setter from Manassas, Va., was the SAC Statistical Champion for assists per set, averaging 9.37 helpers per frame. She earned SAC Player of the Week honors earlier this season and leads the team with 43 service aces, while also posting 1.95 digs per set.
Swisher, a 6-2 outside hitter from Fort Collins, Colo., has a .286 hitting percentage while averaging 2.66 kills per set. She is averaging 0.71 blocks per set and is second on the team in serving with 37 aces to her credit.
Tusculum captured the team statistical award for blocking, averaging two rejections per set.
- SAC -
ALL-SAC FIRST TEAM
Katie Troyer, Carson-Newman
Melissa Powers, Catawba
Melissa Griffith, Catawba
Amanda Horenkamp, Lincoln Memorial
Priscila Sales, Newberry
Katie Luebke, Tusculum
Stormi Gale, Wingate
Maggie Malone, Wingate (Libero)
ALL-SAC SECOND TEAM
Brooke Seaman, Brevard
Kelsey Fleck, Carson-Newman
Carly Mozgai, Carson-Newman
Katie Novacek, Lenoir-Rhyne
Alicia MacIntyre, Lincoln Memorial (Libero)
Lorena Maia, Newberry
Lauren Billo, Wingate
Liz Willis, Wingate
Shay Meeks, Catawba
Evie Tafunai, Mars Hill
Carly Swisher, Tusculum
Peyton Colclough, Tusculum
Maggie Malone, Wingate
Liz Willis, Wingate
SAC COACH OF THE YEAR: Shelton Collier, Wingate
SAC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Liz Willis, Wingate
SAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Melissa Powers, Catawba
SAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE: Melissa Powers, Catawba
(through games of November 8)
Brooke Seaman, Brevard - Hitting Percentage and Blocks Per Set
Melissa Powers, Catawba - Kills Per Set
Peyton Colclough, Tusculum - Assists Per Set
Lorena Maia, Newberry - Service Aces Per Set
Alicia MacIntyre, Lincoln Memorial - Digs Per Set
Carson-Newman - Team Hitting Percentage
Wingate - Team Assists Per Game; Team Kills Per Set; Opponent Hitting Percentage; and Team Winning Percentage
Newberry - Team Service Aces Per Set
Tusculum - Team Blocks Per Set
Lincoln Memorial - Digs Per Set