ELSWICK NAMED TO AVCA ALL-MIDWEST REGION HONORABLE MENTION SQUAD
December 4, 2012
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Kasey Elswick added another award to her long list of career accolades this afternoon, as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named the senior libero to their honorable mention all-Midwest region squad.
Elswick ended her Skyhawk career with another successful season, leading the Ohio Valley Conference with 643 digs (5.64 per set). The Louisville, Ky. native overtook the all-time OVC digs mark at Morehead State on Oct. 20 and ended her career with 2,606 digs – 152 more than second place on the list.
The 5-7 defensive specialist capped off her career with three All-OVC selections, becoming just the third Skyhawk to ever earn all-conference accolades in three different years. She also became the first player in UT Martin history to lead the team in digs in four straight seasons (505 as a freshman, 606 as a sophomore, NCAA single-season record 852 as a junior, 643 as a senior).
Elswick scooped up double-digit digs in all 30 matches as a senior, accumulating at least 10 digs in 126 of her 132 career matches. She reached the 30-dig plateau a remarkable 20 times and is responsible for nine of the program’s top 10 single-match dig performances – including the record of 46 at Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 23, 2011.
A two-time OVC Defensive Player of the Year, Elswick was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3, 2012 – marking the 10th time in her career she had brought home that award.
Academically, the 2011 AVCA honorable mention All-American is a three-time OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient. She has posted a 3.97 cumulative Grade Point Average as an accounting major and has earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team the past two seasons.