Whitmer, Young and Gallup Earn SAC Volleyball Post-Season Honors


ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba played a pair of players on the 2012 All-South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Teams as announced by the league office on Thursday.  Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) earned first team honors, while senior libero Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Henry HS) garnered second team honors.  Outside hitter Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, VA/Courtland HS) was named to the All-Freshman Team.

Whitmer leads Catawba and the SAC while ranking 10th nationally at 4.35 kills per set.  On the year, she has posted 439 total kills, moving her into fourth place on the all-time Catawba list with 1,450 in her career.  Young ranks second in the SAC and nationally at 6.8 digs per set.  She has posted 700 on the season to up her career record total to 2,282.  Gallup is third on the team in kill in her rookie campaign.  She has totaled 189 kills with 29 blocks.

2012 All-SAC Teams

First Team
Anna Hilton, Wingate
Kaitlyn Whitmer, CATAWBA
Blaire Fowler, Lincoln Memorial
Samantha Parrish, Newberry
Haley Rhyne, Lenoir-Rhyne
Caitlyn Dean, Tusculum
Lexi Potter, Wingate
Kassie Voelker, Tusculum
Susie Murach, Wingate

Second Team
Ashley Sarmiento, Tusculum
Alyssa Raterman, Tusculum
Shelly Stumpff, Wingate
Marissa Wixson, Mars Hill
Grace Krauser, Wingate
Shannon Gillespie, Anderson
Jenny Young, CATAWBA

All-Freshman Team
Shelly Stumpff, Wingate
Iris Brewer, Wingate
Danae Stauffer, Tusculum
Ashley Wells, Lenoir-Rhyne
Rachel Gallup, CATAWBA
Casey Mense, Lincoln Memorial

Player of the Year: Anna Hilton, Wingate
Freshman of the Year: Shelly Stumpff, Wingate
Co-Coach of the Year: Shelton Collier, Wingate
Co-Coach of the Year: Michael Robinson, Tusculum
SAC Scholar Athleter: Ashley Sarmiento, Tusculum

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