SEATTLE, Wash. – A trio of Summit League volleyball players were named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention All-America. Denver's Colleen King and Brea Muhle and South Dakota's Kendall Kritenbrink mark the first honorees in DI program history for the Pioneers and Coyotes. All three earned Midwest All-Region honors from the AVCA.
King, a three-time Offensive Player of the Week, ranked fourth in the league with a .304 hitting percentage. She tallied 269 kills, averaging 3.20 kills per set and 215 assists, averaging 2.56 assists per set. The right side hitter posted four-straight triple-doubles this season.
Muhle is ranked sixth in the nation with a league-best .445 hitting percentage. The middle hitter averaged 2.34 kills per set and finished the season eighth in the league in blocks (102) and seventh in blocks per set (0.94).
Kritenbrink, a junior outside hitter, was named the 2013 Summit League Player of the Year after averaging 4.64 kills, 5.38 points per set and 2.45 digs per set. She ranks fifth in the NCAA in points per set and 10th in kills per set. Kritenbrink led the league in kills (557) and was second in service aces (57).
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, 62 All-Americans and 50 Academic All-America selections.