November 9, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) announced the postseason honors for volleyball on Friday and Indiana Tech’s Kelsey Cox (Flushing, MI/Grand Rapids) and Stacy Nagy (Temperance, MI/Bedford) were named to the First Team All-WHAC.
The two middle hitters helped lead the Warriors to their seventh straight 20-win season and finishing the regular season tied for second place in the WHAC standings.
Cox, an Honorable Mention selection last year, is one of the top hitters in the country this season attacking at a .379 clip, which ranks 10th in the NAIA. She leads the team with 365 kills and 100 total blocks. The 6-1 senior standout hammered down a career-high 22 kills in Tech’s 3-2 upset over No. 18 Indiana University East.
Nagy earned her first All-Conference selection following an outstanding sophomore season. The 6-1 middle is second on the team behind Cox with 316 kills with a .244 hitting percentage and second in total blocks with 63. Nagy also had a career-day against Indiana East, establishing a new high in kills with 21.
Earning Honorable Mention All-Conference honors were seniors Darcie Faylor (Ft. Wayne, IN/Kishwaukee) and Kelsea Nova (Toledo, OH/Bowsher). Faylor paced the Warriors in digs with 536 during the regular season, which ranked fourth in the WHAC, and was tied for second on the squad with 18 aces. Nova capped off a terrific career by posting 244 kills, 306 digs, 21 total blocks, and 10 aces in her senior season.
Sophomore Emileen Palka (Sylvania, OH/Whitmer) was named to the Champions of Character Team for best representing the five core values of the NAIA’s Champions of Character initiative – integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
The Warriors were the top academic team in the conference, placing nine student-athletes on the All-Academic Team. Those receiving recognition were Kelsey Cox, Darcie Faylor, Kayla Foreman (Decatur, IN/Adams Central), Kaylee Kaminsky (Woodridge, IL/Benet Academy), Adrienne Kline (Calgary, AB/St. Francis), Kori Liechty (Hobart, IN/Hobart), Kelsea Nova, Alexandria Polise (Jenison, MI/Grand Rapids), and Suzanne Taylor (Petersburg, MI/Ida). To qualify, an athlete must achieve a 3.25 or better GPA and be a junior or above in academic standing.
To see the official WHAC release visit http://www.whac.net/article/2310.php
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