Autumn Bailey Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
Dec. 17, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore outside hitter Autumn Bailey was named an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention on Wednesday morning, becoming just the third Marquette University women’s volleyball player to earn the honor twice.
Bailey, the 2014 BIG EAST Conference Player of the Year, set a single-season program record with 576 kills this season after playing all 120 sets for the Golden Eagles. She posted 4.80 kills per frame, which topped all BIG EAST competitors and ranked sixth among Division I players. Bailey’s 1,555 attacks are also a program high, as was her .250 hitting percentage for any Marquette player who had over 500 kills in a single campaign.
She set a career high with 32 kills in Marquette’s first round loss to Illinois State in this year’s NCAA tournament and is the first MU player to reach over 1,000 kills in just two seasons.
The Burlington, Ontario native also contributed on the defensive end, ranking second on the squad with 405 digs and 3.38 per set.
Bailey joins Danielle Carlson (2011-12) and former teammate Elizabeth Koberstein (2012-13) as MU’s only two-time AVCA All-Americans. She was an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention as a rookie in 2013 and was the AVCA East Coast Region Freshman of the Year.
The Golden Eagles posted a 24-9 record in 2014 and advanced to their fourth-straight NCAA Championship appearance.
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