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Adams Voted to All-South Region Team

Now eligible for All-America honors

December 6, 2006 · MT Media Relations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee volleyball player Ashley Adams has been named to the 2006 AVCA Division I Women's Volleyball All-South Region Team, which was released on Wednesday. Adams is now eligible for All-America consideration.

"This is a great honor for Ashley," said Head Coach Matt Peck. "She had an amazing season and I am just glad people recognized the kind of year she had. '

The 6-1 sophomore outside hitter from Columbus, Ohio had a breakout season in 2006. She completed the year with 547 kills which ranks third all-time in the Blue Raider record books for kills in a season. Adams averaged 4.45 kills per game and had a .360 attack percentage. A prolific attacker, Adams committed three or less errors in 16 0f the Blue Raiders 35 matches.

In the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament, Adams recorded 45 kills averaging 5.00 kills per game. Her 25 kills helped the Blue Raiders upset host Louisville, 3-2, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Adams was a Sun Belt Conference First Team selection and was also voted the Sun Belt Tournament MVP. In the three matches in the Sun Belt Tournament, she registered 63 kills averaging 6.30 kills per game.

South Region

Ashley Adams Middle Tennessee. OH So.

Megan Argabright** Western Kentucky University MB So.

Sarah Blum University of Tennessee MB Sr.

Shonda Cole University of South Carolina OH Sr.

Crystal Hudson University of Alabama MB Jr.

Denitza Koleva University of Arkansas OH Sr.

Amber McCray University of Florida RS/Opp Jr.

Angie McGinnis** University of Florida S Jr.

Colleen Nilson Belmont University S Jr.

Daniela Romero LSU S Sr.

Yarimar Rosa Florida International University OH Fr.

Yuliya Stoyanova** University of Tennessee OH Jr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Yarimar Rosa, Florida International, OH Honorable Mention: Nicole Britenriker (Kentucky, MB, Jr.), Elyse Cusack (Florida, DS/Lib, Fr.), Marcie Hampton (Florida, OH, Jr.), Nicole Palazzo (Furman, MB, So.), Marina Skender (LSU, OH, So.), Jaclyn Toohey (Mississippi, OH, Sr.)

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