Winthrop’s Irene Ojukwu, Brianna Gray and Rachel Lenz Earn All-Conference Volleyball Honors

Posted November 19, 2013 2:50 pm | Filed under Sports, Winthrop Athletics
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CHARLOTTE, NC – Irene Ojukwu, Brianna Gray and Rachel Lenz were each named to Big South All-Conference teams Tuesday as the conference office announced the annual volleyball award winners.

Ojukwu, a senior from Sao Paolo, Brazil was named to the All-Conference First Team. She leads the team in kills and is fourth in the Big South with 359 and 3.36 kills per set. She ranks 10th overall in the Big South in overall and conference-only hitting percentage. Her 258 digs ranked her third on the team and she recorded nine double-doubles with kills and digs.

Gray, a native of Anderson, SC, was tabbed as an All-Freshman Team selection. She is currently fifth on the team in total kills with 158 and third on the team in hitting percentage with .248. She recorded three double-digit kill matches this season.

Sophomore Rachel Lenz was named to the Big South All-Academic Team and was also an All-Conference Honorable Mention. Lenz is an Athletic Training major and has a 3.727 GPA. She is third on the team in kills with 307 and leads the team with a .304 hitting percentage. She also leads the team in total blocks with 115.

The Eagles will continue their season Thursday in the Big South Tournament. Winthrop will take on High Point at 5 p.m. on the campus of Presbyterian College.

First-Team All-Conference
Rachel Wiechecki, OH, So., Radford
Chelsea Davis, OH, Jr., High Point
Irene Ojukwu, OH, Sr., Winthrop
Gabrielle Horvath, OH, So., Coastal Carolina
Kindra Bailey, MB, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Jade Craycraft, S, Sr., Liberty
Emma Deininger, MB, Jr., Radford
Anna Moore, MB, Sr., UNC Asheville
Rachel Wells, LIB, Sr., UNC Asheville

Second-Team All-Conference
Cheyanne James, OH, So., Radford
Andrea Barman, MB, Sr., Presbyterian College
Kristin Heldt, RS, Jr., High Point
Maddie Simpson, S, Sr., High Point
Lian Bernett, OH, R-So., Coastal Carolina
Lauren Alejo, S, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Mary Trimpe, LIB, Sr., Presbyterian College

All-Freshman Team
Savannah Angel, MB, R-Fr., High Point
Brianna Starr, OH, Fr., Gardner-Webb
Nzea McQuitery, MB, Fr., Liberty
Shelby Erickson, OH, Fr., UNC Asheville
Brianna Gray, MB, Fr., Winthrop
Kelby Jackson, LIB, Fr., Radford
Jordan Watson, OH, Fr., Radford

All-Conference Honorable Mention
Rachel Lenz, MB, Winthrop
Lillie Happel, OH, Liberty
Erin LaVenice, MB, Charleston Southern
Kendle Rollins, MB, Liberty
Katie Davis, S, UNC Asheville

All-Academic Team
Heather Wilson, S, Sr., Campbell
Meredith Parrott, MB, So., Charleston Southern
Lauren Alejo, S, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Heather Feldman, S, Jr., Gardner-Webb
Waive Chin, DS, So., High Point
Becca Haraf, DS, Sr., Liberty
Andrea Barman, MB, Sr., Presbyterian College
Emma Deininger, MB, Jr., Radford
Christine Lakatos, OH, Sr., UNC Asheville
Rachel Lenz, MB, So., Winthrop

Player of the Year
Rachel Wiechecki, OH, So., Radford

Freshman of the Year
Savannah Angel, MB, R-Fr., High Point

Coach of the Year
Marci Jenkins, Radford

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Emma Deininger, MB, Jr., Radford

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