LEXINGTON, Ky. — Averett University volleyball senior Hannah Shields was selected to the 2017 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Third Team, the organization announced on Wednesday. Sophomore Brianna Williams earned Honorable Mention All-America recognition.
Shields, an outside hitter from Keeling, Virginia, made the AVCA All-America Team for the fourth consecutive season. She was a Second Team selection last season and earned Honorable Mention accolades her first two seasons. The four-time AVCA All-Region First Team selection and three-time USA South Conference Player of the Year finished her final season with 4.29 kills per set and 3.65 digs per set. The four-time USA South First Team selection finished the 2017 season with 532 kills with 452 digs, 56 service aces and 30 total bocks. The conference's all-time kills leader was named the USA South Player of the Week twice this season while earning a spot on the USA South All-Tournament Team.
Williams, a middle hitter from Manassas, Virginia, earned her first AVCA All-America Honorable Mention and All-Region selections after being named to the USA South First Team this season. She finished with 2.37 kills per set while totaling 96 blocks to go with 289 kills, 110 digs and 47 service aces. She also led the conference with a .414 hitting percentage. Williams was named the MVP of the Cougar Classic, selected as the USA South Player of the Week and named to the USA South All-Tournament Team.
Shields' and Williams' honors give Averett nine AVCA All-America selections in the program's history.
Release courtesy of the Averett sports information department.