NewsFour Lady Cougars Receive NCCAA Volleyball Honors
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Four members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s volleyball team were recently honored at the National Christian College Athletic Association National Tournament that was held at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Amanda Stevens, a junior outside hitter from Mount Vernon, Ohio, was selected to the NCCAA All-American First Team. The former Centerburg High School star leads the Lady Cougars with 529 kills, 591 digs, and 62 aces, and she has also posted 95 total blocks and a 96.3 serve reception percentage. An early childhood education major with a 3.864 grade point average, Stevens was also named to the NCCAA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team.
Jenny Weaver, a junior middle hitter from Apple Creek, Ohio, was named to the NCCAA All-American Second Team. The former Central Christian High School standout has compiled 24 aces, 362 digs, 365 kills, and 193 total blocks. A criminal justice major with a 3.629 grade point average, Weaver joined Stevens on the NCCAA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team.
Bethany Anderson, a senior outside hitter from Bedford, Ohio, was also named to the NCCAA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team with a 3.541 grade point average as an early childhood education major. The former Trinity High School product has tallied 17 assists, 13 aces, and 189 digs this season.
Shena Beheler, a freshman middle hitter from Butler, Ohio, was selected to the NCCAA All-National Tournament Team after helping MVNU to a 2-2 record and a third-place finish in pool play. The former Fredericktown High School star leads the Lady Cougars with 208 total blocks to go with 484 kills, 53 aces, and 182 digs.
MVNU is currently 29-13 overall. The Lady Cougars will travel to Daemen (N.Y.) College this weekend for the American Mideast Conference Tournament. The team will face Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College (19-15) at 2:00 p.m. on Friday with the winner advancing to a quarterfinal match at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. The top four finishers at the tournament advance to next weekend’s NAIA Region IX Tournament at Cedarville University.