Mazur named to D2CCA All-Region Volleyball Team

Mazur named to D2CCA All-Region Volleyball Team

SAVANNAH, Ga. --- Tusculum College's Melissa Mazur has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Volleyball first team announced officials Wednesday.

Mazur, a freshman from Chicago, Illinois, currently leads all three NCAA divisions averaging 6.84 digs per set. Mazur, who was also named to the All-South Atlantic Conference first team and SAC All-Freshmen Team, has tallied 711 digs in 104 sets played this season. Her digs per set average is the third-best in program history and 10th in NCAA Division II history (25-point format, 2008-present). The 711 total digs are the fourth-most by a Pioneer in a season.

Mazur recorded double-double digit digs in all 28 matches this year, including a season-high 44 in a five-set victory at Lander, which are the fifth-most in a 5-set contest in program history. Her 29 kills at Lenoir-Rhyne are tied for the sixth-most in a three-set match, while her 28 digs at Newberry are tied for ninth-most in a three-set contest.

The Pioneers posted an 11-17 overall record and tied for ninth place in the South Atlantic Conference, snapping a nine-year run of consecutive winning seasons.

The D2CAA All-Region Team is selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) who represent Division II schools in the Southeast Region, representing the South Atlantic Conference, Peach Belt Conference and Conference Carolinas.

First team honorees advance to the D2CCA All-American ballot.

The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.

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D2CCA All-Southeast Region Volleyball Team
First Team
OH/RS - Shelly Stumpf, Wingate
OH - Ashley Diedrich, USC Aiken
OH - Hannah Schellenberg, Belmont Abbey
MH - Abby Saehler, Wingate
MH - Sara Davis, Flagler
L - Melissa Mazur, Tusculum
S - Tara Savisky, Flagler

Second Team
OH/RS - Anna McGee, Armstrong St.
OH - Brooke Redmond, Lenoir-Rhyne
OH - Molly Locke, Carson-Newman
MH - Kristy Bohan, Montevallo
MH - Maddie Borch, Carson-Newman
L - Julia Ferreira-Alves, Lander
S - Kristen Dodge, Erskine

Southeast Region Player of the Year: Ashley Diedrich, USC Aiken