McCormack, Byrd earn AVCA All-Region honors

Katie McCormack and Lynsie Byrd (photos by Jimmy Mitchell)
Katie McCormack and Lynsie Byrd (photos by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Junior Katie McCormack and sophomore Lynsie Byrd have been named Honorable Mention All-South Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), it was announced today.

The pair also earned First-Team All-Southern Athletic Association honors last week, and helped lead the Panthers to the finals of the SAA Championship and a 24-11 record.

McCormack, a setter from Germantown, Tenn., led the SAA in assists with 1,033, surpassing the 1,000-assist mark of her career after only two seasons as a setter. She also ranked second with 9.22 assists per set in the conference.

Byrd, an outside hitter from Ocean Springs, Miss., led the SAA in kills with 391 and was second with 437 points and third with 3.37 kills per set.