BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released its 2012 AVCA All-Region teams and the SEC had 11 student-athletes named to the South Region Team. Four SEC athletes received Honorable Mention honors while Florida freshman Živa Recek was named South Region Freshman of the Year.
Recek also claimed the SEC Freshman of the Year award as the league’s top rookie. She leads Florida in kills with 429 (4.01/set) and ranks top five in the SEC in kills and points per set (4.48). Recek was a three-time SEC Freshman of the Week selection and was the first Gator to earn SEC Freshman of the Year honors since Kelly Murphy in 2008.
SEC Player of the Year Chloe Mann and SEC Libero of the Year Stephanie Klefot were also named to the South Region team.
2012 AVCA Division I South Region Team
Roslandy Acosta University of Arkansas OH Sr.
Whitney Billings** University of Kentucky RS Jr.
Taylor Brauneis University of Florida S Jr.
Darcy Dorton College of Charleston OH Jr.
Lisa Henning University of Missouri RS Jr.
Alisia Kastmo Texas A&M University RS Sr.
Stephanie Klefot** University of Kentucky L Sr.
Chloe Mann University of Florida MB Jr.
Jasmine Norton University of Arkansas OH Sr.
Živa Recek University of Florida OH Fr.
Kelsey Robinson** University of Tennessee OH Jr.
Jordyn Skinner** Western Kentucky University OH Sr.
Melanie Stutsman*** Western Kentucky University S Jr.
Tangerine Wiggs University of Florida RS Sr.
Region Freshman of the Year: Živa Recek, Florida, OH
Honorable Mention: Megan Devine (East Tennessee State, OH, Jr.), Christine Hartmann (Kentucky, S, Sr.), Lindsey Miller (Texas A&M, MB, Sr.), Ellen Mullins (Tennessee, L, Jr.), Allie Sawatzky (Texas A&M, S, Jr.), Kate Van Dyke (Georgia Southern, S, Sr.)