MOREHEAD, Ky. – The OVC announced its all-conference teams on Wednesday as a part of the annual awards banquet. This year’s list included two Tigers: Naomi Wells and Arijana Anderson.
Wells a junior from Huntsville, Ala. was named to the All-OVC team for the second consecutive year. The outside hitter led the conference in both kills (3.64) and points (4.11) per set this season as Big Blue’s featured attacker.
On the year Wells totaled 346 kills and 259 digs, picking up 10 double-doubles along the way. The Huntsville, Ala. native's best performance came against Memphis when she notched 19 kills and 19 digs in a five set win over the American Athletic Conference foe.
Freshman Arijana Anderson was tabbed to the Ohio Valley All Newcomer team after her stellar freshman campaign. Hitting opposite of Wells the Muncie, Ind. native totaled 247 kills for an average of 2.68 kills per frame.
Along the way, Anderson notched 14 double-digit kill performances including two back-to-back 10 kill matches to conclude the regular season. Anderson’s best night came against Eastern Illinois on Oct. 4 when the outside hitter logged 16 kills.
Wells, Anderson and the rest of the Tigers begin play in the OVC tournament tomorrow when they take on host Morehead State at 6 p.m. The match can be seen live on the OVC Digital Network.
2013 All-Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Teams(voted on by the league’s head volleyball coaches and sports information directors)Allison McCoy, BelmontJen Myer, Belmont*Ashley Edmond, Eastern Kentucky*Reynae Hutchinson, Eastern Illinois*Marah Bradbury, Eastern IllinoisLauren Henderson, Austin PeayNaomi Wells, Tennessee State*Leslie Schellhaas, Morehead StateStephanie Arnold, Eastern IllinoisCori Harris, SIUEHannah Miranda, Belmont*Courtney Smith, Morehead StateAryn Bohannon, Morehead StateEmily Coon, Southeast Missouri** - All-OVC selection in 2012
ALL-NEWCOMERAlex Fitzmorris, Morehead StateMallory Mangun, SIUEArijana Anderson, Tennessee StateScottie Ingram, Murray State Madison Wessling, UT MartinSammie Ebright, Austin Peay Kacy Clinkenbeard, Jacksonville StateOVC Player of the Year: Allison McCoy, BelmontOVC Freshman of the Year: Mallory Mangun, SIUEOVC Defensive Player of the Year: Leslie Schellhaas, Morehead StateOVC Coach of the Year: Kate Price, Eastern Illinois