Newman Named to AVCA All-America Team for Connecticut College
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior outside hitter Amy Newman of Los Angeles, Calif. has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team. Newman garnered third team honors for the Camels after receiving honorable mention recognition in 2009.
Newman helped guide the Camels to a 19-7 record this fall, leading the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with 5.17 kills per set and hit at a .296 clip to rank fifth in the league.
She was honored on the first team of the All-NESCAC squad for the second straight year and made her inaugural appearance on the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District One Volleyball Team in the College Division.
Connecticut College Head Volleyball Coach Josh Edmed was pleased to learn of the national recognition that both Newman and the program have received.
"I am excited for Amy in being selected as an AVCA Third Team All-American," Edmed said. "To be selected as one of the top handful of players in the country out of the thousands playing is quite an achievement. Amy has worked hard to be a standout player for us all year long and displayed her competitive nature and athletic prowess in some of our biggest matches. She has tremendous potential ahead of her still and we look forward to working with her to maximize this potential in 2011."
Newman has accounted for 973 kills and 589 digs in her first three years of action for the Camel volleyball program. She registered 12 double-doubles (kills-digs) in 21 matches played this fall and has accounted for 27 double-doubles over the course of her career.
In a conference opening victory against Williams College Sept. 17, Newman exploded with 31 kills and 22 digs, both were career highs. Newman paved the way to a Connecticut College win against NCAA qualifier Middlebury College Oct. 16 with a stellar effort that included 28 kills and 14 digs.
Newman has been recognized for her prowess in the classroom as a Dean's Honors student and is majoring in mathematics. She will formally be named to the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team later on this month.
November 18, 2010