UT's Selkridge & Dupay Named on Daktronics All-America List
|Tampa’s Danielle Selkridge|
University of Tampa volleyball player Danielle Selkridge was named a first-team Daktronics All-American on Wednesday. Teammate Eva Dupay also received honorable mention.
For the second consecutive season, Samantha Middleborn of Cal State-San Bernardino was honored for her play as the top player after being named the 2011 Ron Lenz Daktronics Volleyball National Player of the Year.
Middleborn was one of three players to repeat as Daktronics All-America first-team selections, joining Concordia-St. Paul sophomore setter Amanda Konetchy and Tusculum sophomore libero Caitlyn Dean. Other Daktronics first-list honorees include Selkridge and senior outside hitters Hillary Hurley of Hawaii-Hilo, Megan Carlson of Concordia-St. Paul, and Lunden Azuara of Southeastern Oklahoma State.
Selkridge, who continues a lengthy tradition of All-Americans at Tampa, lee the Spartans to a third-straight South Region Championship this season. The junior middle hitter tops NCAA Division II with a .517 hitting percentage and also leads the team in kills, blocks and points per set. Selkridge has helped Tampa to a 32-1 record this season and the No. 2 national ranking. She has collected Sunshine State Conference and South Region Player of the Year honors.
Voting for the Daktronics All-America team was conducted by sports information directors at Division II institutions nationwide.
2011 DAKTRONICS VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Samantha Middleborn – Cal State-San Bernardino
2011 DAKTRONICS ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
S - Amanda Konetchy, So., Concordia-St. Paul
L - Caitlyn Dean, So., Tusculum
MH - Samantha Middleborn, Sr., Cal State-San Bernardino
MH - Danielle Selkridge, Jr., Tampa
OH - Hillary Hurley, Sr., Hawaii-Hilo
OH - Megan Carlson, Sr., Concordia-St. Paul
OH - Lunden Azuara, Sr., Southeastern Okla. State
2011 DAKTRONICS ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
S - Liz Willis, Sr., Wingate
L - Kiara Jordan, Sr., Midwestern State
MH - Paula Harris, Sr., Central Missouri
MH - Clara Leutheuser, Jr., Hillsdale
OH - Ashlee Crowder, Sr., Hillsdale
OH - Allie Huffman, Sr., Central Missouri
OH - Kate Lange, So., Minnesota Duluth
2011 DAKTRONICS ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
S - Julia Bates, So., Central Missouri
L - Elyse Rowland, Jr., Pace
MH - Mary Groth, Jr., Southwest Minnesota State
MH - Robyn Burton, So., Alaska-Anchorage
OH - Bri Morley, Sr., Metro State
OH - Keidy Candelaria, Jr., New Haven
OH - Shih Ting Chen, Fr., BYU-Hawaii
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICANS
Maja Potpara, Dowling (Setter)
Ngoc Phan, Metro State (Libero/Defensive Specialist)
Katie Habeck, Concordia-St. Paul (Middle Blocker/Hitter)
Jovana Pavlovic, Queens, N.Y. (Middle Blocker/Hitter)
Eva Dupay, Tampa (Outside Hitter)
Gao Xuan, Lock Haven (Pa.) (Outside Hitter)
Bethany Shepard, Dowling (Outside Hitter)