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SEC student-athletes earn AVCA honors

99 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Florida Athletics

Several players from the Southeastern Conference have been honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with the announcement of the 36th annual AVCA Division I All-America Teams for women's volleyball.

Florida senior right side Alex Holston was named to this year's AVCA Second-Team All-America, making her a three-time AVCA All-American (2015: Third-Team, 2014: First-Team). In her final season with the Gators, she ranked fourth in the SEC in hitting percentage (.369), sixth in kills per set (3.87) and sixth in points per set (4.31).

Fellow teammate Rhamat Alhassan earned a spot on the AVCA Third-Team All-America. The junior middle blocker is also a three-time AVCA All-American (2015: First-Team, 2014: Second-Team) and the fourth Florida Gator to make the First, Second, and Third-Team in their career (Holston, Kelly Murphy, Angie McGinnis). This season, she ranked third in the SEC hitting percentage (.416), second in blocks per set (1.45) and ninth in points per set (3.99).

Kentucky freshman outside hitter Leah Edmond was also named to the Third Team. The 2016 SEC Freshman of the Year is the 10th member of the Wildcats program to earn AVCA All-America honors. Edmond concluded her rookie campaign with 4.25 kills per set (second in the SEC) and 4.75 points per set (fourth in the SEC).

Missouri junior outside hitter Melanie Crow was selected to the Third Team. Crow, who helped the Tigers advance to the third round of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, finished the season ranked fourth in the SEC in kills per set (3.97) and third in points per set (4.75) as well as tied for first in service aces per set (0.43).

AVCA Second-Team All-America
Name School Pos. Year
Alex Holston#$ Florida RS Sr.
AVCA Third-Team All-America
Name School Pos. Year
Rhamat Alhassan*@ Florida MB Jr.
Leah Edmond Kentucky OH Fr.
Melanie Crow Missouri OH Jr.
AVCA Honorable Mention All-America
Name School Pos. Year
Krystal Rivers Alabama RS Sr.
Caroline Knop Florida L Jr. 
Allie Monserez Florida S So.
Carli Snyder Florida OH Jr.
Olivia Dailey Kentucky S So.
Ashley Dusek Kentucky L Jr.
Carly Kan Missouri OH Sr.
Alyssa Munlyn Missouri MB So. 
Erica Treiber Tennessee MB So.
Stephanie Aiple Texas A&M S Jr.
Kaitlyn Blake Texas A&M MB So.

# indicates 2015 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

$ indicates 2014 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

* indicates 2015 AVCA First-Team All-America selection

@ indicates 2014 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection