Stroup Earns AVCA All-South Region Honors
Dec. 5, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – Sophomore Emily Stroup (Fargo, North Dakota) has had a breakout season for the Ole Miss volleyball team helping lead the Rebels to the semifinals of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship, and Tuesday the American Volleyball Coaches Association rewarded her with a spot on the All-South Region Team.

Stroup becomes the fifth player in program history and the fourth under head coach Steven McRoberts to earn All-South Region First Team honors. She is one of only three underclassmen on the All-South Region First Team.

“Emily has grown so much as the season has progressed and we are all so proud of this accomplishment for her,” McRoberts said. “Her hard work, great attitude and tremendous statistical season has earned her the right to be on this team.”

After playing in seven matches late in 2016 as a freshman, Stroup has started every match for the Rebels this season and played in all 132 sets. In the team’s most recent NIVC win over Georgia, Stroup set the single-season kills (438) record with a match-high 15 kills on a .433 clip. In addition to leading the team in kills per set (3.32), Stroup ranks first in points per set (3.75) and is hitting .273.

Stroup has posted double-digit kills in 26 of the Rebels’ 34 matches and is third on the team with 11 double-doubles. She posted a career-high 23 kills in the second win over South Carolina. 

In addition, Stroup helped the Rebels set numerous single-season records this year including kills and digs. She also helped the Rebels post their fourth consecutive winning season for the first time in three decades, equal their most SEC wins since 2010 and earn their first postseason win in program history.

For the complete 2017 list of AVCA All-Region Teams, visit AVCA.org.

Stroup is now in contention to earn AVCA All-America honors, which will be voted on and announced 

The Rebels will host West Virginia in the semifinals of the NIVC this weekend. Stay tuned to our social media channels for updates on the exact date and time.

For more information on Ole Miss Volleyball, follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissVB, on Facebook at OleMissVolleyball and on Instagram at OleMissVB. Also follow Coach McRoberts on Twitter, @CoachMcRoberts


 

 

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