Allie Barber
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Barber Earns AVCA Second Team All-America Honors

Konovodoff is named an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

12/12/2018 12:29:00 PM

By: Communications

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Marquette University volleyball junior Allie Barber has been selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I All-America Second Team, the AVCA announced Wednesday.  
Sophomore Martha Konovodoff earned AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors.
Barber will be presented with her award December 14th in Minneapolis, Minn. at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet. The event is held in conjunction with the 2018 AVCA Convention.
The Cedarburg, Wisconsin native is the first second team All-American for the Marquette Volleyball program and the first to be named to a first, second or third team since Elizabeth Koberstein earned third team honors in 2013.  Barber earned AVCA All-America Honorable Mention honors in 2017.
"I am very excited for Allie," head coach Ryan Theis said.  "She works incredibly hard and is willing to fail in order to get better.  She is one of the best players, teammates, and students that I have ever had the pleasure of working with and I am thrilled that we get another year to see what more she can accomplish."
The AVCA East Coast Region Player of the Year led Marquette in its best finish in program history with a record 28 wins, earning a national seed (No. 14) for the first time, leading to its first-ever appearance in the 2018 NCAA Championship Round of 16. Barber recorded 4.67 kills per set, which ranks 12th in the NCAA and was a unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection and earned a spot on the BIG EAST All-Tournament team. She was the only NCAA Division I Player to record over 500 kills and hit above a .350 clip as she finished her season hitting .356.
Konovodoff earned second team All-BIG EAST accolades and was named to the AVCA All-East Coast Region team for the first time in her career.  The Sugar Grove, Illinois product collected 4.86 digs per set, leading the Golden Eagles defensively and ranked 57th in the NCAA with 559 total digs.
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