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12/18/2019 | Press release | Archived content

Karlie Taylor Named AVCA All-American

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced its list of All-American sections, UNI's has been named an Honorable Mention All-American.

Taylor finished her career a three-time AVCA All-Midwest Region selection and has earned Honorable Mention All-American honors for the second time in 2019, previously earning the award after her sophomore campaign in 2017. Taylor was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2019, racking up 565 kills, 440 digs, and 51 total blocks.

Taylor is the only Panther to record three seasons with over 500 kills, recording 507 as a sophomore in 2017, 563 as a junior in 2018 and 565 as a senior in 2019. Her 1,709 career kills ranks 3rd all-time in the career record books.

Taylor is now the programs 15th All-American section and the 9th athlete to receive the award. Taylor follows , Bre Payton, and Ellie Blankenship as two time All-Americans. Taylor is head coach 's 13th All-American in her 20 years at UNI.