Three named to Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team
Oct 29, 2010
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Three student-athletes
from the Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team have been named
to the 2010 Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team,
announced league officials Friday.
Seniors Whitney Justice (Connelly Springs, N.C.) and Taylor
Stice (Franklin, Tenn.), along with junior Megan Epperson (St.
John, Ind.), were each named to the Academic All-Conference Team in
recognition of their outstanding work in the classroom.
Justice, the reigning conference player of the year, has put
together another outstanding season for the Lady Bobcats, entering
the stretch run leading the league with a superb .364 hitting
percentage. The 2009 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-American
middle blocker has averaged at least three kills per set in each of
the last two seasons, including a career-high 3.12 average this
Stice is in the midst of her best season with the Lady Bobcats,
entering Saturday's matchup with Coker less than five points away
from eclipsing her career-high of 151 markers during her sophomore
campaign. The senior right-side is currently putting up
career-highs in kills per set, hitting percentage, digs, and
Epperson has emerged as one of the top outside hitters in the
conference this season, entering the weekend second in the league
in kills per set (3.39) to go along with a career-high hitting
percentage for the Lady Bobcats. The 5-11 junior has posted at
least 300 kills in each of the last two seasons, currently needing
just 52 kills to eclipse the 1,000-kill plateau for her career.
Lees-McRae returns to the court on Saturday when the Lady
Bobcats host Coker College in their final home match of the regular
season. The contest is slated to begin at 2 p.m. following the
conclusion of LMC's Senior Day festivities.