Howard Named to NCCSIA All-State Volleyball Squad


MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. -- Catawba’s Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance) has been named to the 2015 College Division All-State Volleyball Team by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA).  The teams, which comprise 14 student-athletes from eight North Carolina colleges and universities, were announced on Wednesday.

Howard produced a team and conference leading 1.11 blocks per set during 2015 in helping Catawba to a 15-15 record.  The junior middle missed eight matches due to an injury and was fourth on the team with 177 kills, ranking third at 2.21 per set.  Howard’s .271 hitting percentage was second on the team and ninth in the conference.

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 organization seeks to promote collegiate athletics and student-athletes 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.

NCCSIA selects All-State teams for men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, softball and baseball on the College (Division II, III, NAIA) and University (Division I) levels.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2015 College Division All-State Volleyball Teams
First Team 
Pos., Name, Class, School, Hometown
OH - Hannah Schellenberg, Sr., Belmont Abbey, Jacksonville, Fla.
OH - Stephanie Pingyin, So., Barton College, Christchurch, New Zealand
MB - Abby Saehler, Jr., Wingate University, Iowa City, Iowa
MB - Bri Howard, Jr., Catawba College, Graham, N.C.
RS - Shelly Stumpff, Sr., Wingate, Iowa City, Iowa
S - Erin Barr, So., Brevard College, Hamptonville, N.C.
L - Kimberly Hovey, Fr., Wingate, Raleigh, N.C.

Second Team
OH - Suraya Chase, Jr., Chowan Univ, Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago
OH - Oakley Attaway, Fr., Wingate, Belle Isle, Fla.
MB - Jocelyn Mills, Jr., Winston-Salem State U, Clinton, N.C.
MB - Alexandra Cullens, Fr., Barton, Tarpon Springs, Fla.
RS - Ashley Tuth erow, Fr., Chowan, Mesa, Ariz.
S - Jaden Lynch, Sr., St. Andrews Univ, Williston, N.D.
L - Aleksandra Vrvilo, Jr., Brevard, Beaverton, Ore.

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