Arcadia University Athletics

04/14/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/14/2020 13:33

Austin Braas Named AVCA All-East Region Selection

GLENSIDE, Pa. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced its inaugural Division III Men's Volleyball All-Region teams, and Arcadia University senior middle blocker was named to the All-East Region team. Braas was one of seven selections from the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), tied for the most of any conference represented on the all-region teams.

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Braas, a 2019 AVCA First-team All-American, continued to carry a dominant presence on the court during his senior campaign in 2020, as he led the Knights in kills (178), points (220.5), and hitting percentage (.444) while ranking second in total blocks (65.0). The senior's .444 hitting percentage stood as the top mark in all of NCAA Division III at season's end, and paced the MAC for the second-consecutive season after posting the nation's top mark a season ago. The Lititz, Pa. native also ranked sixth in the MAC in kills, fourth in sets played, tied for fourth in total blocks, and sixth in points.

In his final season, Braas posted 178 kills opposite only 40 attack errors across 20 matches. Braas recorded five matches with double-figures in kills, while logging at least one block in all but two matches on the season. The senior graduates with 898 kills and a .406 hitting percentage in 113 matches to go along with 374.0 total blocks.