Mullins, Robinson named All-Americans

Tennessee junior Ellen Mullins became the 17th All-American in school history on Wednesday and was joined by junior Kelsey Robinson as an honorable mention selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

It's the second time that Robinson has been honored. She was named to second team last season.

Appearing in every match as the starting libero, Mullins shattered her single-season career bests by averaging 4.55 digs per set, a mark that ranks third all-time in the rally scoring era at Tennessee. She also finished the season with the second-most digs (541) and the fourth-highest scoops per set average in the SEC.

Robinson, an outside hitter who was named the All-SEC First Team for the second year in a row, led UT in almost every offensive statistical category and was ranked second in the SEC in points per set (4.84) and third in kills per set (4.22). A six-rotation player, Robinson also ranked 14th in the SEC in digs per frame (3.50).

Robinson also led the SEC in double-doubles (22) and finishedwith the highest single-match kill total in the SEC.

UT's other All-Americans are Beverly Robinson (1982), April Chapple (1984), Michelle Piantadosi (2004), Kristen Andre (2004, 2005), Julie Knytych (2004, 2005), Amy Morris (2004, 2005), Yuliya Stoyanova (2005, 2006), Sarah Blum (2006), Chloe Goldman (2009), Nikki Fowler (2008, 2009, 2010), Leah Hinkey (2010), Kayla Jeter (2010), Leslie Cikra (2011), DeeDee Harrison (2011) and Mary Pollmiller (2011).

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bigdog45 writes:

Congrats lady's keep up the good work !!! VFL GO VOLS

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