Several players recognized at annual ETSU volleyball banquet

Friday, April 20, 2012

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 20, 2012) – ETSU volleyball honored several players at its annual banquet last Thursday night inside Brooks Gym.

Student-athletes, coaches, administrators, parents and friends gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2011 ETSU volleyball team.

Sophomore Megan Devine (Kingsport, Tenn.) was the big award winner of the night as she took home Team MVP and Academic MVP honors. Devine, a First-Team All-Atlantic Sun selection following the season, was named the league’s first player of the week during the season, while being named to several all-tournament teams during the year. In addition, Devine etched her name in the ETSU record books on two different occasions. With 503 kills during the season, Devine ranks second in school history for kills in a season. Meanwhile, she became the school’s all-time leader for highest kills per set total in a season with 4.16. She is on pace to break the ETSU record for most career kills, which was set by Callie Kiselich from 2005-07 with 1,420. In addition to the impressive play on the court, Devine earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall semester.

Freshman setter Jamie Rutledge (Kingsport, Tenn.) earned the team’s Buc Heart Award. Former standout and current ETSU assistant coach Lauren Baufield had won the previous three Buc Heart Awards. Senior libero Kiley Tamblyn (Torrance, Calif.) won the Coaches Award. Tamblyn’s 502 digs during the season rank as the fifth most in school history. Tamblyn recorded 538 digs in 2010, which ranks as the fourth most in ETSU single season history.

The Defensive MVP Award went to senior middle blocker Jamie Stancliff. Stancliff, a Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun performer after leading the league in blocks, moved into fourth place in ETSU history for most block assists in a single season with 112. She now holds the third and fourth spots on the list as her 124 block assists last year rank third in school history.

Meanwhile, freshman Katie Muey (Alexandria, Ind.) won the team’s first annual Spring Spotlight Award, which is given to an individual that has shined during spring practice.

Team Awards

Academic MVP – Megan Devine

Buc Heart Award – Jamie Rutledge

Coaches Award – Kiley Tamblyn

Defensive MVP – Jamie Stancliff

Team MVP – Megan Devine

Spring Spotlight – Katie Muey

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