Taylor Lillard Named to 2016 Big South Volleyball All-Academic Team

Taylor Lillard Named to 2016 Big South Volleyball All-Academic Team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gardner-Webb senior Taylor Lillard (Victorville, Calif.) was named to the 2016 Big South Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office earlier today. 

Lillard led Gardner-Webb this past season in kills (294) and kills per set (2.58), and was second on the team in digs (320) and digs per set (2.81).

The Victorville, California native ranks eighth all-time in Gardner-Webb's Division I records with 756 career kills and second in serve percentage at .965.

2016 Big South Conference Volleyball Award Winners

First-Team All-Conference
Maddie Palmer, OH, Jr., Radford
Jenny Tait, MB, Sr., Campbell
Haley Barnes, OH, Jr., High Point
Leah Clayton, OH, Fr., Liberty
Haley Kleespies, S, Soph, Radford
Madison Martin, LIB, Soph., Charleston Southern
Molly Livingston, MB, Soph, High Point

Second-Team All-Conference
Brianna Gray, MB, Sr., Winthrop
Loni Kreun, OH, Sr., Campbell
Madison Vaughn, MB, Sr., UNC Asheville
Emma Weakland, OH, Sr., Winthrop
Anna Willey, S, Jr., Liberty
Jordan Hefner, MB, Soph., High Point
Kayla Schanback, LIB, Jr., Campbell (tie)
Amaya Rousseau, MB, Soph., Radford (tie)

Honorable Mention All-Conference
Sirena Vorster, MB, Jr., Liberty
Anna Gragg, MB, Fr., Liberty
Cara Guthrie, OH, Soph., UNC Asheville
Addison Kaderli, OH, Soph., Charleston Southern
Savannah Angel, RS, Sr., High Point

All-Freshman Team
Leah Clayton, OH, Liberty
Allena Heath, OH, Campbell
Anna Gragg, MB, Liberty
Sydney Tekstra, OH, Radford
Brooke Monssen, OH, Charleston Southern
Rachel Smith, S, Charleston Southern
Mallory McKnight, MB, Radford

All-Academic Team
Madison Linxwiler, MB, Soph., Campbell
Kylie Klein, MB, Jr., Charleston Southern
Taylor Lillard, OH, Sr., Gardner-Webb
Haley Barnes, OH, Jr., High Point
Anna Willey, S, Jr., Liberty
Sierra Davis, OH, Soph., Presbyterian
Kelby Jackson, LIB, Sr., Radford
Madison Vaughn, MB, Sr., UNC Asheville
Carlie Skelton, DS, Soph., Winthrop

Player of the Year
Maddie Palmer, OH, Jr., Radford

Freshman of the Year
Leah Clayton, OH, Liberty

Coach of the Year
Marci Jenkins, Radford

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Kylie Klein, MB, Jr., Charleston Southern

 

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