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Midland Volleyball Players make NAIA All-American Teams | KRVN Radio

Midland Volleyball Players make NAIA All-American Teams

Midland Volleyball Players make NAIA All-American Teams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2017 NAIA Volleyball All-America Teams, as selected by the NAIA Volleyball All-America Selection Committee.

Midland University’s Priscilla O’Dowd and Jessica Peters were named to the teams for the third time in their collegiate careers.

“As a program we are very happy for Jess and Priscilla being name All-America for the third consecutive year,” said head coach Paul Giesselmann. “We had another great team this year and these two players we’re certainly a huge part of our success. They represent Midland in the very best way on the court and in the classroom.”

O’Dowd was named to the First Team for the second consecutive season after a Second Team selection following her freshman season. This year she led the Warriors in kills (412), blocks (123) and hitting percentage (.391) this season. Her percentage set a new single season record for Midland. She now owns the top three season marks, improving each season.

Priscilla also moved up the career leaderboards in several categories this year. She is now seventh in solo blocks (60), second in career kills (1,382), and first in both block assists (404) and attack percentage (.384).

Peters was named to the Second Team this year after a First Team selection last year and a Third Team pick her freshman year. Even through battles injuries and missing time during the year, she was able to amass the eighth most set assists in a single season at Midland with 1,045.

Jessica also moved into second place all-time with 3,782 assists. Proving to be more than just a setter, she is ranked eighth in career block assists (197) and is second in career attack percentage (.320) at Midland.

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