Culbertson named on C-USA First Team; Berryhill named on C-USA Second Team and on C-USA Freshman Team
Nov. 19, 2013
IRVING, Texas - Senior outside hitter Kellie Culbertson was named on the Conference USA First Team and freshman libero Brooke Berryhill was named on the C-USA Second Team and on the C-USA All-Freshman Team, while freshman outside hitter Erica Bohannon was named on the C-USA All-Freshman Team announced by the league on Tuesday morning.
Culbertson leads TU with 3.58 kills per set, which ranks ninth in the C-USA, and with 0.49 service aces per set, which leads the C-USA and ranks ninth in the NCAA. In league matches, Culbertson has recorded 3.96 kills per set, which ranks seventh in the C-USA.
The Long Beach, Calif., native recorded her 1,000th career kill at FIU on Oct. 13 and ranks third in school history with 1,133 career kills and ranks second with 1,632 career digs. She needs two service aces to break the school record as she has tallied 161 career service aces, which ranks 11th in the C-USA history.
Culbertson becomes the 11th player in school history with 400-plus kills and the 17th player to record 400-plus digs in a season. She is the second player to record 400-plus kills and 400-plus digs in the same season as Kassiana Urnau recorded 487 kills and 433 digs in 2006.
The two-time C-USA Second Team member has recorded 22 double-doubles this season, which ties her fourth in school history in a single season and has recorded 55 career double-doubles, which ranks third in school history since 1994.
As a team, the Golden Hurricane has recorded 48 double-doubles this season, which ranks the third most in school history since 1994.
Berryhill leads TU with 524 digs and with 4.68 digs per set overall, which ranks fifth in the C-USA, and has recorded 276 digs and 5.31 digs per set, which ranks second in the C-USA.
Berryhill ranks seventh in school history in a single season with 524 digs, but needs seven digs to enter the top five. She set the school record in a single match with 41 digs at UTEP last Friday, which is the most by any C-USA player this season.
The Waco, Texas native has been named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week three times this season and has recorded 19-plus dig performances in 12 matches this season.
As a team, the Hurricane leads the C-USA and the NCAA with 18.45 digs per set and has recorded 2,066 digs this season, which ranks fourth most in school history.
Bohannon has recorded 272 kills and is averaging 2.45 kills per set and made an immediate impact as she tallied the second most kills with 14 at Dayton, in her first collegiate match.
Bohannon was named the MVP of the Baylor Classic, in the second tournament of the season, as she tallied 45 kills, 4.09 kills per set and had a .463 hitting percentage during the tournament.
The Dallas, Texas native was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week on that Monday, Sept. 9 as she recorded 62 kills, 3.88 kills per set and had a .387 hitting percentage.
Bohannon recorded a career-high 17 kills against Mississippi State and Oral Roberts and posted double-digit kill performances in 14 of 29 matches this season.
The Golden Hurricane enters the C-USA Tournament as the No. 3 seed and defending tournament champions. TU plays the winner of No. 6 Middle Tennessee State and No. 11 FIU, which plays on Thursday at 5 p.m. The Hurricane plays its match at 5 p.m. on Friday.
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