Tabor College senior outside hitter Tena Loewen has received third-team All-America recognition from the NAIA Volleyball All-America selection committee as announced last week.
Loewen is one of 14 members on the third team. Her selection places her among the top 42 players recognized nationwide.
This year, Loewen helped lead the Bluejays to a 20-2 KCAC record, during a season that culminated with Tabor’s first-ever postseason appearance. The Bluejays concluded the season with an overall record of 26-12.
Loewen led the Bluejays in service aces (79) and kills (592), statistics that ranked fifth and sixth, respectively, in the nation. She ranked 10th nationally in kills per set (4.29) and 14th in service aces per set (0.57), both of which were KCAC bests.
Loewen is one of three KCAC players to receive recognition. Ottawa’s Janaya Fox and Kansas Wesleyan’s Valeria Most earned honorable mention accolades.
Loewen received honorable mention recognition from the NAIA in 2015.