November 29, 2010

Ashlee Russell named honorable mention All-American

Joplin, Mo. --  Missouri Southern senior hitter Ashlee Russell has been named an honorable mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as announced today. 

Russell, a 5-8 senior from Ponce De Leon, Mo. (Spokane HS) was a third-team All-MIAA pick this year, while being named All-Region by the AVCA, as well. 

Russell was a third-team All-MIAA selection this year after helping to lead the Lions to an 18-14 record. A four-year starter for the Lions, she is 10th all-time on the career kills list at Southern and has averaged 2.52 kills per game in her career as a Lion. All-total, Russell has amassed 1,024 kills, 127 aces, 751 digs and 182 blocks. This season, Russell led Southern with 2.89 kills per game and was second on the team with a .293 attack average. 

Russell will graduate this December with a degree in mass communication from Southern.