Friday, February 23, 2007
NASHVILLE---In a poll voted by the league's head coaches and sports information directors, seniors Meesha Jackson, Tiana Maua, and Erika Godbolt were named to the 2006 All-Ohio Valley Conference teams. Meesha Jackson (Dry Fork, Va.) received All-OVC first team accolades for the first time this year. She leads the league in hitting percentage (.371) and blocks (1.32 bpg) while also ranking the top ten in kills (3.39 kpg) and points (4.15 ppg). Jackson has posted 22 double-digit kill performances and has recorded 10 or more blocks twice this season. This year marks the second consecutive year that Tiana Maua (Spokane, Wa.) has been named to the All-OVC second team. Maua leads the league in service aces and is ranked nationally (27th) with 0.57 service aces per game. Maua leads the team in set assists and is the overall career leader at TSU in set assists. Erika Godbolt (Omaha, Ne.) was selected to the All-OVC second team for the first time this season. Goldbolt is second on the squad in digs (3.62) and third in kills (2.68). Godbolt has tallied double-figure kills in 16 contests and has recorded 14 double-doubles on the season. The Lady Tigers will begin tournament play Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Jacksonville. FIRST TEAM Player, School Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown Abbey Breit, Jacksonville State* OH Jr. 5'10 Louisville, Kentucky Meesha Jackson, Tennessee State MB Sr. 6'4 Dry Fork, Virginia Emily Withers, Jacksonville State S Sr. 5'7 Cincinnati, Ohio Jessica Koeper, Southeast Missouri* OH Sr. 5'11 Jackson, Missouri Brittany Nobilio, Eastern Kentucky* LIB Jr. 5'5 Johnsburg, Illinois Jessica Sabath, Eastern Kentucky OH Sr. 5'10 Kirtland, Ohio Katie Kemezys, Murray State MB Sr. 6'2 Fairview Heights, Illinois SECOND TEAM Player, School Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown Erin Peak, Morehead State MH So. 6'2 Georgetown, Indiana Heather Norris, Murray State LIB So. 5'3 Naperville, Illinois Holly Jansen, Murray State MB Sr. 5'10 Leopold, Missouri Brittney Whitten, Jacksonville State OH Fr. 5'9 Booneville, Indiana Tiana Maua, Tennessee State# S/OH Sr. 5'10 Spokane, Washington Katelyn Barbour, Morehead State S So. 5'9 Florence, Kentucky Erika Godbolt, Tennessee State OH/S Sr. 5'10 Omaha, Nebraska OVC Player of the Year: Abbey Breit, Jacksonville State OVC Freshman of the Year: Brittney Whitten, Jacksonville State OVC Defensive Player of the Year: Heather Norris, Murray State OVC Coach of the Year: Rick Nold, Jacksonville State ALL-NEWCOMER Player, School Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown Brittney Whitten, Jacksonville State OH Fr. 5'9 Booneville, Indiana Eliza Zwettler, Eastern Illinois OH/DS Jr. 5'8 Madison, Wisconsin Amanda Lindgren, Tennessee Tech OH Fr. 6'1 Albuquerque, New Mexico Cassie Chesney, Murray State S Fr. 5'3 Lake Carroll, Illinois Dorota Szymska, Austin Peay OH Jr. 5'10 Krakow, Poland Katie Kenline, Tennessee Tech LIB Fr. 5'8 Ossian, Indiana Ashley Murphey, Morehead State MH Jr. 6'4 Longmont, Colorado * - All-OVC First Team in 2005 # - All-OVC Second Team in 2005