Savannah Angel was named the Big South Freshman of the Year, one of four High Point University volleyball players to earn accolades in an announcement by the league on Tuesday. Chelsea Davis was named to the All-Conference first team and Kristin Heldt and Maddie Simpson were named to the second team.
Angel, a middle blocker from Rock Hill, S.C., hit .320 while averaging 1.52 kills per set with 74 total blocks in her rookie season. She was also named to the All-Freshman team. Angel was named Big South Freshman of the week a league-leading four times this season. She led all freshmen in the conference with 17 solo blocks and 74 total blocks during the season.
During conference play Angel raised her hitting percentage to .364, the third-best mark in the league, making her the only non-senior to crack the top five.
Angel is the third Panther to take home Freshman of the Year honors, joining Tracyann Pryce (1999) and Lindsey Pickens (2003).