Volleyball's Whitmer and Young Named to NCCSIA All-State Team


Catawba’s Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) and Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Patrick Henry HS) have been named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) 2012 College Division All-State Volleyball Team.  It was announced by the organization on Thursday.  Fourteen student-athletes representing seven different North Carolina Universities and Colleges comprise the teams.

Whitmer, who was a senior outside hitter, was a first-team All-SAC and All-Region selection this past season.  She led the South Atlantic Conference and ranked 10th nationally with 4.37 kills per set, while adding 2.91 digs per set for the Indians.  Young, a senior libero, earned second team All-SAC honors and finished third nationally with 6.74 digs per set.  She holds the Catawba record for digs in a match (55), digs in a season (769) and career digs (2,290).

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.
Founded in 2002, NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

The NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

2012 NCCSIA Volleyball College Division All-State
First Team
OH: Shelly Stumpff, Fr., Wingate, Iowa City, Iowa
OH: Kaitlyn Whitmer, Sr., Catawba, Ferrum, Va.
MB: Lexi Potter, So., Wingate, North Liberty, Iowa
MB: Ifeyinwa Nwokolo, Sr., Fayetteville State, Greensboro, N.C.
RS/Opp: Anna Hilton &, Jr., Wingate, Hickory, N.C.
S: Callie Armistead, Sr., Chowan, Richmond, Va.
L: Jenny Young, Sr., Catawba, Roanoke, Va.

Second Team
OH: Haley Rhyne, So., Lenoir-Rhyne, Statesville, N.C.
OH: Liz Widenhouse, So., Greenboro College, Mt. Pleasant, N.C.
MB: Karina Monrow, Sr., Chowan, Spotsylvania, Pa.
MB: Joi Emanuel, Sr., Fayetteville State, Charlotte, N.C.
RS/Opp: Anna Gibbs, Jr., Queens, Hickory, N.C.
S: Alison Cook, So., Wingate, Davidson, N.C.
L: JaMisha Jordan, Jr., Fayetteville State, Fayetteville, N.C.

& - Named to 2011 All-State Team
% - Named to 2010 All-State Team

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