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Doyle named AVCA All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention

 

APSU Women’s Volleyball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsLexington, KY – Sophomore outside Nikki Doyle of Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team was named to the All-Midwest Honorable Mention squad, Tuesday, by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Sophomore Nikki Doyle was named to the All-Midwest Honorable Mention squad, Tuesday, by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Sophomore Nikki Doyle was named to the All-Midwest Honorable Mention squad, Tuesday, by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)


Doyle, of Santa Maria, CA, was named the Ohio Valley Conference tournament’s “Most Valuable Player” after recording 37 kills and a .321 attack percentage in the tournament.

She received All-OVC honors after posting 229 kills (3.29 kills per set) during conference action.

Doyle finished her first season with Austin Peay with 435 kills (3.45 kills per set) – the sixth-best single season performance in APSU history.

Nikki Doyle“We are proud of Nikki for her accomplishments this year,” said Lady Govs head coach Haley Janicek. “For someone who had not seen the court a lot prior to this year – due to a shoulder injury and after transferring to Austin Peay – she has done an impeccable job and excelled in pressure situations. What I appreciate most about Nikki, as do her teammates, is her willingness to get better every day. She is extremely coachable the kind of kid that every coach dreams of having on their team.”

It is the third consecutive year an Austin Peay volleyball player has received All-Midwest recognition. Stephanie Champine was named to the All-Midwest team in both 2008 and 2009.


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