Chambers Earns Second-Team All-Southern Conference Volleyball Accolades
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior hitter/blocker Karrian Chambers has been named to the 2012 All-Southern Conference Second Team, according to an announcement Wednesday by the league. The all-conference teams were determined through voting by the SoCon's head coaches.
Chambers ranks fifth in the league in kills per set (3.64) while leading UNCG in kills, kills per set and attempts as well as ranking second in service aces and third in digs and digs per set. She also paces the squad in double-doubles with 12 and has produced a double-double in six consecutive contests.
Chambers is one of three Spartans with at least 500 attempts that is hitting over .200. Her mark of .224 is second only to junior Morgan Freeman, who sports a .253 percentage.
In all but five matches in 2012, Chambers has put down double-digit kills and owns four efforts of 20 kills or more – including a career-high 25 against Furman. She also set a personal best earlier this season with 22 digs in matches at Elon and Appalachian State.
Georgia Southern head coach Chad Callihan was selected as the 2012 Coach of the Year. Callihan guided the Eagles to a 15-1 mark in SoCon play and a first-place finish in the South Division after being predicted to finish third in the preseason. Georgia Southern's senior setter Kate Van Dyke was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year.
UNCG begins its quest for a conference tournament title when it plays the Southern Division champion Eagles at Belk Arena in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Southern Conference Championship, hosted by Davidson. First serve is set for 12:30 p.m. and the match follows the first quarterfinal contest between No. 2 North Division seed Elon and No. 3 South Division seed Furman.
Keep up with the UNCG volleyball team all season by logging onto www.uncgspartans.com or following the squad on twitter @UNCGsports and @UNCGVB.
2011 SoCon Volleyball All-Conference Team
All-Conference First Team
Darcy Dorton, College of Charleston RJr. OH
Chandler Ambrester, Furman Sr. OH
Natalie Braun, Furman Sr. OH
Meredith Paskert, Georgia Southern Sr. OH
Kate Van Dyke, Georgia Southern Sr. S
Lauren Hutchinson, Samford Sr. MB
Michaela Reesor, Samford So. OH
All-Conference Second Team
Sloane White, College of Charleston MB/RS So.
Caroline Brown, Davidson OH Jr.
Caroline Adams, Furman MB Sr.
Moriah Bellissimo, Georgia Southern OH Sr.
Karrian Chambers, UNCG H/B Jr.
Katie Murphy, Samford MB Jr.
Paula Passmore, Chattanooga L Sr.
Melissa Morello, College of Charleston OH
Megan Gravley, Elon OH
Ana Nicksic, Elon OH
Jo Wilks, Furman S
Alex Beecher, Georgia Southern L/DS
Crysten Curry, Georgia Southern MB
Briana Reid, Chattanooga OH
Player of the Year
Kate Van Dyke, Georgia Southern, S, Sr.
Paula Passmore, Chattanooga, L, Sr.
Jo Wilks, Furman, S
Chad Callihan, Georgia Southern
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