AVCA Releases All-Region Awards, White Repeats as Coach of the Year
November 30, 2016
Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association released their annual South Region awards on Wednesday with the Sailfish well represented. Head coach Bob White was named the region Coach of the Year for the second straight year with Sarah Ragland, Ally Rohn and Molly Burkhardt being named to the 14-member team.
White was also named the South Region Coach of the Year in 2015 as well as the National Coach of the Year. He’s led the ‘Fish to 28 straight wins this season and a No. 10 national ranking. PBA will host the South Region Tournament for the second straight year, beginning on Thursday.
Ragland makes her second straight appearance on the team and currently leads NCAA Division II in blocks per set (1.73), block assists (182) and total blocks (195). The junior middle blocker was also named a 3rd Team All-American by the AVCA in 2015.
Rohn joins the team for the first time after being named the 2015 South Region Freshman of the Year. This season she leads the team with 418 kills and 28 service aces. She’s second on the team with 364 digs and also has 31 blocks and 76 assists.
Burkhardt also makes her first appearance on the team in her first season with the ‘Fish. She’s been the primary setter for the team and leads the way with 1,106 assists. She’s third on the team with 88 blocks and 315 digs while also recording 108 kills.
The Sailfish will play their first round game on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Kentucky State. The tournament begins at noon on Thursday. For more information on the tournament, click here.