Women’s volleyball players honored for season’s performance

By Meghan Montemurro

Even though the volleyball season is over, the Illini are still bringing in accolades for their performances this season.

Freshman Laura DeBruler and senior Vicki Brown were both named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten, as released by the conference on Monday.

DeBruler was also named to the six-member Freshman All-Big Ten team.

The award for Brown caps off a solid career at Illinois, one that includes honorable mention on the all-conference team for a second straight year.

The Toledo, Ohio, native was named to seven straight All-Tournament teams and was also the MVP of the State Farm Illini Classic for the second straight season.

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Brown finished the 2007 campaign second on the team with 377 kills and a .321 attack percentage.

She closed out her career with 1,082 kills, 135 blocks and a .297 attack percentage.

DeBruler’s awards further demonstrate her contributions this season.

She finished the year with 577 kills, good for third in Illinois history.

The freshman outside hitter from Downers Grove, Ill., also posted 15 games with at least 20 kills, which tied her for second in school history.

DeBruler’s 4.89 kills per game led the Big Ten Conference and also put her first among freshmen nationally.

During the season, she was named to three All-Tournament teams.

Sophomore libero Ashley Edinger was also the Sportsmanship Award recipient for Illinois.

After setting the single-season digs record with 564, Edinger is poised to break into the record books yet again, already tallying 1,052 career digs.

The career record is 1,426 set by Tracey Marshall in 1999.

Edinger’s 4.78 digs per game were good for third in the Big Ten.