Richardson earns AVCA All-America honors

MT middle blocker hit .414 in 2013, good for 12th nationally

December 18, 2013 · @MTAthletics

SEATTLE - The impressive sophomore season of Middle Tennessee volleyball's Tyler Richardson garnered another accolade on Wednesday, as she was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-America at the annual AVCA Convention this week in Seattle.

The AVCA All-America award is the second AVCA honor Richardson has earned in 2013, as she was also named to the AVCA South All-Region team earlier this month. In November, Richardson was selected to the All-Conference USA First Team. The Michigander ranks 12th in the nation in hitting percentage at .414, a mark that led Conference USA. Richardson also was second in C-USA in blocks per set with a team-best 1.18.

"Tyler had an amazing season for us," said head volleyball coach Matt Peck. "She's one of the outstanding middle blockers we've had in our program, and I look for her to have even better years in her junior and senior seasons."

"When our team is in system, Tyler is virtually unstoppable. She did a lot to help us win the number of matches we did this year," Peck added.

Richardson is the 10th AVCA All-America honoree in Blue Raider history, with all 10 coming in Peck's tenure at the helm in Murfreesboro.

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