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    AVCA Announces All-Region Teams

    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.)