12 Dec

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Five ‘Horns honored as AVCA All-Americans

Several Texas Volleyball players earned All-American honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association Wednesday (photo by Jose Mendez/Horns Illustrated).

AUSTIN, Texas — It seems certain that this Texas Volleyball team will leave a lasting impact on into the offseason and beyond.

Following the season, five Longhorns earned All-America honors, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced on Wednesday.

Micaya White

Leading the group, junior Micaya White earned Second Team honors after she snagged the Big 12 Player of the Year accolade along with being named the Southwest Region Player of the Year.

Joining her, seniors Yaazie Bedart-Ghani and Morgan Johnson, along with freshmen Logan Eggleston and Brionne Butler, all earned Honorable Mention accolades from the AVCA.

It marks the first All-America honor for Bedart-Ghani, Johnson, Butler, and Eggleston. The five All-American Longhorns were additionally named to the All-Big 12 teams and the All-Southwest Region Team.

This is the third time in her three seasons on the Forty Acres that White earned All-America honors. This year she had a team-leading 391 kills (3.87/set) as well as a career-best .301 hitting percentage, finishing with 244 digs (2.42/set) and 52 blocks (0.51/set).

Yaazie Bedart-Ghani

Bedart-Ghani finished her senior season with 204 kills (.2.68/set) on a team-leading .374 efficiency and 61 blocks (0.80/set).

Johnson closed her senior season with 175 kills (1.73/set), hitting .350 and 111 blocks (1.10/set).

Butler led the Longhorns in blocks with 130 (1.29/set), also recording 204 kills (2.02?0 on a .358 clip.

Eggleston finished her freshman season with 312 kills (3.12/set), 97 digs (0.97/set), 52 blocks (0.52/set), and 22 aces (0.22/set). She led Texas in kills during the NCAA Tournament with 4.77/set, hitting .450.