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Nikki Doyle becomes Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball’s first three-time All-OVC pick

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceBrentwood, TN – Senior outside hitter Nikki Doyle became the first Austin Peay State University volleyball player to receive three first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors when she was selected to the 2012 All-OVC team, Wednesday.

Doyle was the only Austin Peay volleyball player named to the 14-member All-OVC team. Morehead State’s Ellie Roberson was the league’s Player of the Year and led the balloting on the squad.

APSU Nikki Doyle

Doyle, of Santa Maria, CA, finished the regular-season with 422 kills, becoming the first APSU volleyball player to record three 400-kill seasons during their career. She finished conference play with an impressive 247 kills, second most in the league, and a .222 attack percentage. Her 3.64 kills per set this season ranks sixth all-time at Austin Peay.

“I believe it is an honor Nikki deserves,” said Lady Govs head coach Taylor Mott. “She has proven herself the last three years. She’s been a solid performer for us and we’re a better team when Nikki is playing well.”

During the 2012 season, Doyle set the Austin Peay single-match record with a 34-kill performance against Middle Tennessee, October 10th. It was part of a 60-kill week that also saw her earn honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. Doyle also set a career-high with 24 digs against Southeast Missouri, November 3rd.

Austin Peay continues its 2012 campaign with a 3:30pm (CT), Thursday first-round contest against Tennessee State in the OVC Volleyball Championship at Morehead, KY.


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