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Stivrins, Sun, Hames Named Volleyball All-Americans

Stars, all of them.

2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Lauren Stivrins, Nicklin Hames, and Lexi Sun were named to the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) All-America team today.

Stivrins earned first-team honors, Hames was on the second team, and Sun made third team. Future amazing star Madi Kubik was given an honorable mention.

Sun and Stivrins are both seniors. Hames is a junior, while Kubik is a sophomore.

This is Stivrins’ third selection to the All-America team and the second time she’s made the first team. Her hitting percentage was the best in the Big Ten this season and second best in school history. That’s a pretty darned high bar to hit.

Sun, living proof that gods live among us, earned her second All-America honor. She is an incredible all-around player. Look at this set of stats from the official release:

  • Led the Huskers in kills with 3.64 per set.
  • 2.21 digs per set
  • 43 blocks
  • team-high 26 aces
  • recorded five double-doubles (i have no idea what a double-double is in volleyball, but it sounds damned impressive)

Hames made the All-America team for the first time. She was an honorable mention the previous two seasons. Hames led the Big Ten in assists, posted 10 double-doubles in a shortened season and had 16 aces.

Kubik gained honorable mention for the second straight year. She had six double-doubles (there’s that term again, must be a big deal). She played well in the loss to Texas in the NCAA Elite Eight match, having 15 kills. Great things are ahead for Madi Kubik.