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Volleyball's Bannister Earns All-SEC Honors

Chelsey Chamberlain
Chelsey Chamberlain
Asst. Communications Director

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU sophomore right side hitter Taylor Bannister was named to the 18-member All-SEC team, announced Sunday afternoon by the league office.

It’s the second straight All-SEC honor for Bannister as she has been instrumental in the Tigers’ success over the last two seasons.

The Missouri City, Texas native has recorded six 20-plus kill matches this season, including a 36-kill match against SMU, the second-most kills in a five-set match. She led the team in kills per set 4.04. In SEC matches only, she ranks seventh among the league in points per set at 4.16 and sixth at 3.73 kills per set.

In SEC action, Bannister is hitting .211 and tallied 272 kills. On the year, she is hitting .217 with a total of 456 kills. She also has a total of 57 blocks for the year. She led the Tigers in 25 of the 29 matches in kills and recorded 26 matches in double-digit kills.

The Tigers finished tied for seventh in the SEC with Alabama with a 7-11 record in the league. Overall, the Tigers finished 12-17. LSU wrapped up the 2018 season last Friday at Texas A&M.

2018 SEC Awards
Player of the Year:                          Leah Edmond, Kentucky
Libero of the Year:                          Gabby Curry, Kentucky
Freshman of the Year:                   Alli Stumler, Kentucky
Scholar-Athlete of the Year:        Hailey Dirrigl, Arkansas
Coach of the Year:                           Craig Skinner, Kentucky

All-SEC Team 
Paige Hammons, Florida
Taelor Kellum, Florida
Rachael Kramer, Florida
Gabby Curry, Kentucky
Leah Edmond, Kentucky
Madison Lilley, Kentucky
Brooke Morgan, Kentucky
Taylor Bannister, LSU
Emily Stroup, Ole Miss
Kylie Deberg, Missouri
Dariana Hollingsworth, Missouri
Leketor Member-Meneh, Missouri
Alyssa Munlyn, Missouri
Mikayla Robinson, South Carolina
Mikayla Shields, South Carolina
Tessa Grubbs, Tennessee
Erica Treiber, Tennessee
Hollann Hans, Texas A&M

All-Freshman Team
Mica Allison, Auburn
Tatum Shipes, Auburn
Thayer Hall, Florida
Alli Stumler, Kentucky
Deja Robinson, Mississippi State
Andrea Fuentes, Missouri
Lily Felts, Tennessee
London Austin-Roark

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