Volleyball Newman Named to AVCA All-America Team for Connecticut College Senior Outside Hitter Closes Out Career with 1315 Kills for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior outside hitter Amy Newman of Los Angeles, Calif. has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team for the third time in her career. Newman has been honored as a third team All-American for the past two years and as a First-Team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) performer in each of the past three seasons. Connecticut College Head Women's Volleyball Coach Josh Edmed was pleased to hear of the national recognition for Newman and the program. "Amy has a fierce competitive drive which has pushed the limits of her athletic prowess over the past few years," Edmed said. "She is a tremendously powerful athete that has the ability to take over a match at any moment and she has done so for us in big matches numerous times. Our team's success over the past four years relied heavily on her ability to play at a very high level and we have been lucky that Amy not only enjoyed this pressure but thrived in it." Serving as a co-captain this fall, Newman helped lead the Camels to their seventh straight appearance in the NESCAC Championship tournament. Newman buried 5.1 kills per set, topping the conference and ranking #2 in the nation in kills. Newman was honored as the NESCAC Player of the Week on back-to-back occasions in the month of September. In the final home NESCAC match of her career Oct. 28, Newman buried a career-best 32 kills against Tufts University. Newman buried kill #1300 in a NESCAC Quarterfinal loss to Middlebury Nov. 4. She closed out her career ranked #2 on the program's all-time list with 1315 kills and registered 758 digs, 115 aces and 96 blocks for the Camels. Newman has been selected to appear in the New England Women's Volleyball Association Senior Classic at UMass-Boston Dec. 4. Off the court, Newman serves in a leadership capacity for as president of the Connecticut College Student Athlete Advisory Board. Newman has been recognized for her prowess in the classroom as a Dean's Honors student and has been honored on the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team in each of the past two years. This year, Newman was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team in Division III as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. As a first team selection in the District, Newman advances to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. She will receive a degree in mathematics this spring.

November 17, 2011

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