Aggie trio earns All-WAC accolades

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The Western Athletic Conference announced its All-WAC teams on Wednesday night. New Mexico State’s Tatyana Battle and Megan Hart were named to the first team while Savannah Davison was named to the all-freshmen squad.

Battle received All-WAC First Team honors for the third time in her career. The senior ranked fourth in the conference for kills (3.62) and points (4.11) while also placing 10th in digs (3.11). She was named the WAC Offensive Player of the Week earlier this season after helping the Aggies to a 5-0 week that included the programs first win over Arizona.

The first team honor for Hart was the first of the middle blocker’s career. The redshirt junior closed out league play with a .387 hitting clip, which ranked second in the WAC. She also averaged 1.12 blocks, putting her seventh in the league. Hart earned the WAC Defensive Player of the Week accolade once during her 2018 campaign when she helped the Aggies to a 2-0 record at home against Utah Valley and CSU Bakersfield.

Davison was the lone freshman from the Aggies’ squad to receive a post-season award as she was named to the conference all-freshmen team. The outside hitter posted 3.08 kills per set during league play to rank eighth in the WAC and her 3.40 points per set was good enough for 10th. This is the fifth-straight year an NM State freshman has been named to the team.

New Mexico State begins its run at the 2018 WAC Volleyball Tournament on Friday, Nov. 23 when the team takes on the winner of the first-round match between the third-seeded UMKC Roos and the sixth-seeded Seattle U Redhawks in Bakersfield, Calif., First serve from the Icardo Center is set for 8 p.m. MT. 

2018 WAC Volleyball Postseason Award Winners

First Team

School

Yr.

Pos.

Tatyana Battle

NM State

Sr.

OH

Alicia Harrington

Kansas City

Jr.

OH

Megan Hart

NM State

Jr.

MB

Ragni Steen Knudsen

UT Rio Grande Valley

Sr.

OH

Tyrecia Lukes

Kansas City

Jr.

MH

Tesa Oaks

California Baptist

So.

OH

Kazna Tarawhiti

Utah Valley

Fr.

OH

Second Team

School

Yr.

Pos.

Kristen Allred

Utah Valley

So.

OH

Melanie Brecka

Kansas City

Fr.

RS

Alexandra Ecker

UT Rio Grande Valley

Sr.

MB

Shae Harris

Seattle U

Sr.

S

Makaila Jarema

Utah Valley

Jr.

MB

Barbara Silva

UT Rio Grande Valley 

Jr.

RS

Natalie Zimmerer

California Baptist

Jr.

S

All-Freshmen Team

School

Pos.

Brooke Boiseau

CSU Bakersfield

MB

Melanie Brecka

Kansas City

RS

Savannah Davison

NM State

OH

Kaira Moss

Grand Canyon

MB

Megan Sester

California Baptist

OH

Kazna Tarawhiti

Utah Valley

OH


WAC Player of the Year: Ragni Steen Knudsen, UT Rio Grande Valley
WAC Setter of the Year: Shae Harris, Seattle U
WAC Libero of the Year: Megan Klavitter, Chicago State
WAC Freshman of the Year: Kazna Tarawhiti, Utah Valley
WAC Coach of the Year: Christi Posey, Kansas City

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