Brummitt Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
Rachel Brummitt was named an honorable mention All-American Wednesday by the AVCA.
Dec. 18, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior libero Rachel Brummitt was named an honorable mention All-American Wednesday in an announcement by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
Brummitt is the first Red Raider to receive a postseason honor at the national level since Colleen Smith was named a second team All-American by the AVCA following the 2000 season.
The honor marks the third postseason selection for Brummitt as she also garnered AVCA All-Region and honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades.
Brummitt was one of 13 liberos recognized nationally on the honorable mention list or on one of the three teams. Iowa State's Kristen Hahn was the only other Big 12 libero honored as she was selected as a second team All-American.
The Plano, Texas native rewrote the school record book once again in 2013 as she broke her own program record with 604 digs from the back row. The total was nearly 100 digs more than her previous record of 510 from her 2012 sophomore season.
Brummitt closed the year averaging 5.16 digs per set, a rate that ranked second in the Big 12 and 25th nationally. The average was nearly a full dig higher than her total form 2012.
Brummitt recorded one of the top defensive performances in conference history on Nov. 20 as she finished with a Texas Tech and Big 12 record 36 digs against Oklahoma. The performance broke the long-standing conference record from 2000 for a four-set match and also matched the Tech overall digs record.
In addition to her work on the back row, Brummitt gave Tech an additional scoring threat behind the service line with a team-high 32 aces, which marked the most for a Red Raider since Emily Ziegler recorded 52 in 2006. Her 0.27 aces per set average ended the regular season ranked seventh in the conference.
Brummitt will enter her senior season in 2014 with the possibility of breaking the Tech career record for digs. Her 1,114 digs over two seasons currently ranks 10th all-time as she trails career leader Lisa Hilgers (1995-98) by 469 digs.
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