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Doyle, Skinner named to MSU Maroon Classic All-Tournament team


Austin Peay State University GovernorsStarkville, MS – Austin Peay State University sophomore outside hitter Nikki Doyle and senior middle blocker Taylor Skinner were each named to the 2010 MSU Maroon Classic All-Tournament team, organizers announced Sunday.

Taylor Skinner and Nikki Doyle.

Doyle, of Torrance, CA, made her Lady Govs debut last weekend and led the team with 60 kills (4.29 kills per set) in the four matches. She recorded double-digit kills in each match, including 19 kills in the Lady Govs five-set victory against Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday. Doyle also recorded her first double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs against Mississippi State, Friday.

Skinner, of Avon, IN, finished the weekend with 36 kills (2.57 kills per set) but had just seven attack errors to record a .446 attack percentage. She also led the Lady Govs with nine blocks and was second on the team with eight service aces. Skinner posted a season-best 15 kills and four service aces against UALR, Saturday.

Senior middle blocker Taylor Skinner was one of two Lady Govs selected=

Senior middle blocker Taylor Skinner was one of two Lady Govs selected to the MSU Maroon Classic All-Tournament team. - ( Courtesy: Lois Jones/Austin Peay )

Austin Peay finished its stay at the MSU Maroon Classic with a 3-1 record and amid preparations for its next action, a three-match tournament at the IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational, Saturday and Sunday.




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