Nov. 15, 2000
NEW ORLEANS - A trio of Tulane volleyball players received All-Conference USA honors the league office announced on Wednesday.
Senior Kim Sentmore was named to the All-Conference USA First Team, while junior Erin Dobyanski received All-C-USA Second Team honors. Freshman Lauren Jones-McClain was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.
Sentmore, who received second team honors last season, is the first Tulane volleyball player to receive All-Conference USA First Team honors in league history. Sentmore leads the Wave in kills (455), service aces (29) and digs (396). This season, Sentmore posted a career high 31 kills against DePaul and a season high 27 digs against Memphis.
Second Team honoree Dobyanski, leads the Green Wave in blocks with 107 and is second on the team in kills (290) and digs (243). She averages 1.15 blocks per game against Conference USA opponents. This season, Dobyanski put down a career high 26 kills in Tulaneās first-ever win over Houston.
Jones-McClain has become a fixture to the Green Wave rotation in her rookie season with the Wave. Thus far in the season, Jones-McClain has posted 219 kills, 267 digs and 75 blocks. She is the first freshman to earn all-freshman honors since 1997.
The three honors received on Wednesday doubled the number of All-C-USA volleyball honors received by Greenies since Tulane joined the conference in 1995. Current assistant coach Cappy Meyer was the first Green Wave to receive all-conference honors in 1995. Senior Liz Gruns was named to the all-freshman team in 1997 and Sentmore received second team honors in 1999.
The Green Wave is set to play it s first match of the 2000 Healthy Choice Volleyball Championship on Thursday, November 16 in Charlotte, N.C. The No. 6 seed Tulane takes on the No. 11 seed Memphis at 5 p.m.
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