LSU middle blocker Briana Holman
Photo by:Chris Parent, LSU Athletics Student Photographer
Volleyball's Holman Notches All-SEC Accolades
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Published: December 02, 2013, 02:12 PM (CT)
by Matt Dunaway, Associate SID

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU middle blocker Briana Holman collected All-SEC and All-SEC Freshman Team honors Monday as voted upon by the league’s coaches. For Holman, she was a three-time SEC Freshman of the Week and one-time SEC Player of the Week during the 2013 season.

This marks the first season of an 18-member All-SEC Team with no second or third teams. Missouri and Florida, who finished among the top two in the SEC standings, placed a conference-leading four players on the All-SEC squad.

“Briana has had an outstanding freshman season and is certainly very deserving of being named among the SEC’s elite players,” head coach Fran Flory said. “She is a big part of why our program is returning to the NCAA Tournament. Not many middle blockers around the country lead their team in kills. Briana is a special player that continues to work hard and is never satisfied with her level of play. She has a great future ahead of her, and we look forward to seeing her growth in our program.”

Holman has been force in all facets of the game. She racked up a team-leading 371 kills and her .337 hitting percentage ranked 11th in the SEC. The Texas native also produced a SEC-best 188 total blocks and 1.55 blocks per set average. The 188 stuffs also are a LSU freshmen single season record and are fourth nationally – first among freshmen.

Holman’s season highs were 20 kills at No. 20 Kentucky (Nov. 10), a .786 hitting percentage sparked by 11 kills on 14 errorless swings at No. 7 Florida (Nov. 22) and 14 blocks during the Miami (Sept. 13) and Tennessee (Nov. 17) matches.

LSU will face Michigan during Friday’s opening round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament from Alaska Airlines Arena on the University of Washington campus. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT with free live audio and live stats available inside the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/live

LSU has earned 189 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 seven NCAA Tournaments during the last nine seasons.

For all of the latest news and information on Tiger volleyball, visit www.lsusports.net/volleyball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsuvolleyball along with @lsuvolleyball and @lsucoachfran on Twitter and @lsuvb on Instagram.

 

SEC Volleyball Postseason Awards

Player of the Year: Molly Kreklow, Missouri
Libero of the Year: Taylor Unroe, Florida
Freshman of the Year: Carly Kan, Missouri
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Camila Jersonsky, Auburn
Coach of the Year: Wayne Kreklow, Missouri

All-SEC Team
Krystal Rivers, Alabama
Meredith Hays, Arkansas
Camila Jersonsky, Auburn
Alex Holston, Florida
Chloe Mann, Florida
Živa Recek, Florida
Taylor Unroe, Florida
Brittany Northcutt, Georgia
Whitney Billings, Kentucky
Alexandra Morgan, Kentucky
Briana Holman, LSU
Lisa Henning, Missouri
Carly Kan, Missouri
Molly Kreklow, Missouri
Whitney Little, Missouri
Juliette Thévenin, South Carolina
Allie Sawatzky, Texas  A&M
Shelby Sullivan, Texas A&M

All-Freshman Team
Krystal Rivers, Alabama
Alex Holston, Florida
Anni Thomasson, Kentucky
Briana Holman, LSU
Kimmy Gardiner, Mississippi State
Carly Kan, Missouri
Jazzmin Babers, Texas A&M

 

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