LEXINGTON, Ky. – LSU middle blocker Briana Holman continued to make program history and picked up American Volleyball Coaches Association [AVCA] All-American Honorable Mention as announced Wednesday by the governing body of collegiate volleyball coaches.
Holman is the first player in program history to garner AVCA All-American status as a freshman. The Tigers have had eight players secure AVCA All-American accolades since 2005. Last week, Holman came away with AVCA All-South Region honors and the AVCA’s South Region Freshman of the Year. The Texas native also was an All-SEC and All-SEC Freshman Team pick in 2013.
“This is a great start to Briana’s legacy in our program,” head coach Fran Flory said. “We’re extremely proud of everything she’s been able to accomplish during her freshman season. The best part about Briana is her drive and determination to continue to improve. She’s never satisfied with her level of play, and we look forward to her bright future in our program.”
Holman made an instant impact for the Tigers in all facets of the game. She buried 3.01 kills per set on a .327 hitting percentage to go along with an SEC-best 1.54 blocks per set. The 1.54 blocks per set also are ranked fifth nationally – first among freshmen. Holman’s 200 total blocks during a single season are only behind Stacey Samuels (1985 & 1986) and Lisa Smith (1986) in program history.
LSU has earned 190 victories sparked by five 20-win seasons to go along with seven SEC Western Division titles since 2005. The Tigers also are one of 29 programs to appear in at least seven NCAA Tournaments during the last nine seasons.
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