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Bryant Earns All-SAC Volleyball Honors

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba hitter Allison Bryant was named to the second team for the 2021 All-South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Team. Tusculum’s Emiah Burrowes was voted the Player of the Year, while Limestone’s Josie Curran was named the Freshman of the Year. Tusculum’s Danielle Marante was named Coach of the Year, as announced by the conference on Tuesday.

Bryant led Catawba this season with 242 kills at a rate of 3.32 per set, which is fourth in the league. The sophomore added 171 digs and 18 blocks. Bryant served 23 aces and ranked top 20 in the SAC at 0.32 a set. She had nine double-doubles in kills and digs on the year, posting highs of 21 kills and 20 digs in a five-set win over Queens.
 
Burrowes stood fifth in the league for kills per set with 3.27 finishing the regular season with 281 kills overall. She also tallied 17 service aces, 197 digs and 27 blocks. Curran ended the season with a total of 249 kills for a .267 hitting percentage while also garnering 41 blocks and 48 digs. Marante led the Pioneers to a Co-Championship, going 19-4 overall and 15-3 in the SAC.
 
2021 SAC Volleyball All-Conference
First Team
Emiah Burrowes, Tusculum
Shannon Kasprak, Wingate
Natasha Bannister, Newberry
Sophie Schaff, Wingate
Taylor Prall, Lenoir-Rhyne
Madison Roy, Anderson
Regan Duty, Anderson
Rachel Bewick, Lenoir-Rhyne (L)
 
Second Team
Sarah Goddard, Mars Hill
Julia Wheeler, Carson-Newman
Maggie Young, Wingate
Carli Pigza, Tusculum
Allison Bryant, Catawba
Noelle Knutsen, Anderson
Brooke Farley, Queens
Carly Sosnowski, Tusculum (L)
 
Third Team
Elise Carmichael, Tusculum
Zoe Dinkins, Newberry
Raeley Matthews, Tusculum
Lindsay Elmore, Queens
Jana Cuk, Mars Hill
Vanessa Blas, Limestone
Jaelyn Grimm, Anderson
Ully Martins, Mars Hill (L)
 
All-Freshman
Josie Curran, Limestone
Kayla McDuffie, Queens
Jordyn Johnson, Queens
Alleigh Johnson, Queens
Blake Cherry, Carson-Newman
Nikkayla Stewart, Mars Hill
 
Player of the Year: Emiah Burrowes, Tusculum
Freshman of the Year: Josie Curran, Limestone
Coach of the Year: Danielle Marante, Tusculum

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