December 8, 2010

Justice named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College senior middle blocker Whitney Justice (Connelly Springs, N.C.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Scholar Athlete, announced league officials Wednesday.

Justice has been an integral part of Lees-McRae's success over the last four seasons, garnering Conference Carolinas Player of the Year honors in each of the last two years and leading the Bobcats to three conference titles in that span. The 6-0 middle blocker capped her career with a match-high 12 kills against Wingate University in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, concluding her tenure at Lees-McRae with 1,347 kills.

The 2009 AVCA All-American has led the Bobcats to three conference titles during her four-year career, leading the league in hitting percentage in each of the last two seasons. Justice posted an outstanding season this fall in conference play, recording a blistering .450 hitting percentage against league opponents to lead the Bobcats to a perfect 18-0 mark in Conference Carolinas action, capping the program's 12th league title in the last 13 years.

During her career, Justice garnered all-conference first team honors twice, all-region recognition in back-to-back seasons, conference tournament MVP honors twice, as well as a spot on the 2009 AVCA All-America team.

Lees-McRae ended their season with a 25-8 record, including a perfect 18-0 mark in conference play en route to the program's 12th league title in the past 13 years. The Bobcats are expected to return eight letter-winners, including first team all-conference selections Megan Epperson (St. John, Ind.) and Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.).

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