Beheler, a senior middle hitter from
Butler, Ohio, was named to the NAIA
All-American Second Team as she joined
former Lady Cougar standout Tara Seiter
(1998) as the only two players in the
programís history to achieve that status.
Beheler also becomes the first three-time
NAIA All-American as she was an NAIA
Honorable Mention All-American the previous
two years. The former Fredericktown High
School star led MVNU with 693 kills and 231
blocks this year. She also recorded 42 aces
and 455 digs.
For her career, Beheler ranks first in
school history in kills (2,777), second in
blocks (968) and serve attempts (2,855),
fourth in aces (203), and ninth in both
serve reception attempts (2,304) and digs
(1,556). She also set school records for
highest kills per game average in a career
(4.12) and in a season (4.68 in 2007).
Springer, a sophomore right-side hitter
from Van Wert, Ohio, was selected as an NAIA
Honorable Mention All-American as the Lady
Cougars had two players receive NAIA
All-American honors in the same season for
the first time. The former Crestview High
School standout compiled 412 kills, 450
digs, 100 blocks, 42 aces, and 79 assists
this season. In just two seasons, Springer
has now recorded 756 kills, 241 blocks, 153
assists, 71 aces, and 745 digs.
MVNU finished the season with a 39-5
overall record. The Lady Cougars were ranked
13th in the final NAIA poll, won their
seventh conference title and first NAIA
Region IX Tournament title, and advanced to
the NAIA National Tournament for the first
time in school history.