Five Bluejay volleyball players recognized

Five members of the second-place Tabor College volleyball team have received recognition from KCAC coaches.

Senior outside hitter Tena Loewen was recognized as Player of the Year and received first-team honors.

Through the KCAC tournament, Loewen ranked sixth nationally in total kills (534) and service aces (76). She ranked eighth in service aces per set (0.62) and ninth in kills per set (4.34). Both statistics are a KCAC-best. She hit .195.

Junior libero Ali Jost was also named to the first team. She ranked 18th nationally in digs per set (5.67) and 21st in digs (697). She ranked fourth in the KCAC in digs per set.

Senior outside hitter Amy Horner was a second-team selection. She ranked 39th nationally in kills (426). She tied for third in the KCAC in kills per set (3.5), while recording a hitting percentage of .180.

Freshman middle blocker Kendra Kroeker was a co-Freshman of the Year and a second-team selection. She hit .240 with 294 kills (2.41 per set). She had 20 solo blocks.

Senior middle blocker Miranda Leibold received honorable mention. She hit .250 with 209 kills (1.7 per set). She had 13 solo blocks.

Tabor was runners-up to Ottawa in both the KCAC regular season and the conference tournament. The Bluejays went 20-2 in the KCAC, their only two losses coming to Ottawa.

Tabor (25-9) will travel to Wayland Baptist for an NAIA Opening Round match Saturday. Game time is still to be determined.

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