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Cave, Mills Honored by COBRA Magazine

Miara Cave

Miara Cave

Miara Cave (4) and Mikia Mills (21) were both honored on the COBRA Magazine All-Southwest Region team.

Nov. 29, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech volleyball standouts Miara Cave and Mikia Mills were recently honored by COBRA Magazine as part of the publication's All-Southwest Region team.

The selections marked the first career awards for both student-athletes, who helped lead Tech to a 15-17 record this season, the school's most wins since 2001.

"This is a great honor both Miara and Mikia," Tech head coach Don Flora said. "They both really bought into our system this year and made an impact in each and every match. We're lucky that we get Miara for another season and Mikia for another three years, so we hope to see big things from both of them down the road."

In her first season under Flora, Cave gave Tech another offensive option on the right side besides outside hitter Amanda Dowdy. The junior finished with 298 kills on the season while adding a team-high 99 blocks as well.

Mills, meanwhile, made a name for herself on the net during her freshman season, totaling 91 blocks at a 1.02 per set average that ranked ninth in the Big 12. She also had 59 kills for Tech in the middle after appearing in 31 matches, including 25 starts.

COBRA Magazine annually celebrates the success of volleyball players of African as well as Samoan and Tongan descent to help encourage youth athletes of those ethnic groups across the country to pursue the sport.



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