Four members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's volleyball team were recently honored for their performances both on and off the court this season when the National Christian College Athletic Association All-American and Academic All-American Teams were announced.
Darcee Hoberg, a junior outside hitter from Coshocton, Ohio, was selected to the All-American First Team after being a member of the All-American Second Team last year. The former All-Ohioan at River View High School leads the team with 533 digs. She has also compiled 33 assists, 42 aces, 66 blocks, and 430 kills.
Amanda Schumm, a junior outside hitter from Rockford, Ohio, was named to the All-American Second Team. The former All-Ohioan at Parkway High School leads the Lady Cougars with 502 kills. She has also posted 43 assists, 49 blocks, 49 aces, and 482 digs.
Andrea Rudd, a junior setter from Wilmington, Ohio, joined Schumm on the All-American Second Team. The former All-Ohioan at Wilmington High School has recorded the second highest single-season assist total in school history with 1,633 assists so far. She has also compiled 29 aces, 83 blocks, 102 kills, and 382 digs.
Deanna Stayman, a junior outside hitter from Greencastle, Pennsylvania, was named to the Academic All-American Team. A Music major with a 3.627 grade point average, the former standout out at Shalom Christian Academy has posted 39 aces and 381 digs this season.
MVNC currently has a 32-11 overall record. The Lady Cougars, who claimed a share of the American Mideast Conference regular-season title, will be seeded second at the AMC Tournament this weekend at Malone College. The team will face seventh-seeded Shawnee State University at 5:00 p.m. on Friday in the quarterfinals.