Illini outside hitter named to American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Northeast Region team
December 9, 2015
Illinois volleyball’s Jocelynn Birks can add being selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Northeast Region for a third straight year to her list of accomplishments.
The senior outside hitter, who is coming off a season-high 26 kills against Louisville in the second round of the NCAA tournament, has 426 kills and 276 digs on the year. Her team-leading 426 kills is good enough for fifth in the Big Ten.
Illinois’ all-time kills leader become the 12th player in program history to record 1,000 digs and is seventh with 1,152.
The Illini face off in a Sweet 16 matchup against Minnesota on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa. Illinois has been eliminated in the Sweet 16 the past two years.