Renfroe chosen NAIA volleyball All-America honorable mention
December 13, 2006
Robin Renfroe, a sophomore MB from Northport, Ala., has been named an honorable mention selection for the NAIA women’s volleyball All-America team.
Robin led the Bryan volleyball team to a second-place finish in the Appalachian Athletic Conference, the team’s best finish in four years, and an overall 27-12 record, its best since the mid-1980’s. Coach Leo Sayles said Robin was ranked second in the AAC in blocks, with 178 or 1.23 per game, and fourth in kill percentage, with 425 for a .308 percentage. She is the first Bryan volleyball player to earn this high recognition by the NAIA.
“I am proud of all our players, and am especially pleased that Robin was recognized as an honorable mention player,” Coach Sayles said. “She had perhaps the greatest run of big games in the past several years of the Lions’ program, and still has two years ahead of her.”
Robin was a first-team selection on the AAC and the NAIA Region XII teams and was named to the All-Region team in the NCCAA Mid-East Region. Also earning post-season honors in the NCCAA Mid-East Region team are senior OH Abby Humphrey, junior Libero Kathryn Rawley, and freshman MB Amber Smith.
In addition, Kathryn and junior DS Kristin Green of Westminster, Md., were named NAIA-Daktronics All-America Scholar Athletes. The NAIA honors junior and seniors who compete at the varsity level and maintain a cumulative grade average of 3.5 or higher.
“I’m pleased to see Kathryn and Kristin honored for their hard work in the classroom,” Coach Sayles said. “It is tough to compete at this level and maintain such high standards in the classroom. These two are doing a tremendous job!”