UAPB VOLLEYBALL ZYONN SMITH NAMED TO ALL-AMERICAN AVCA SOUTHWEST ALL-REGION TEAM
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff volleyball’s Zyonn Smith has been selected to the AVCA All-Region honors for the Southwest All- Region, the AVCA announced earlier this week. Smith was selected to the AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention.
In her second season with the Lady Lions, Smith lands on the AVCA Southwest All-Region Team, making it the first time in the history of the program that a student-athlete from UAPB was named for the honor.
” It’s an honor for Zyonn to be announced on the AVCA All-Region team, said UAPB head coach Chelsey Lucas. ” This accomplishment set a mark on the program and the athletic department to put our ladies in position to have those awards.”
Lucas is in her first term on the AVCA Southwest Regional Committee.
“To be a part of something special and seeing one of my student-athlete names to be announced is an honor, especially when you see the growth from year one to year two.”
The Fort Worth, TX., native was recently named Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year, and First-Team All-Conference Outside/Right Side Hitter, which played a major part in turning UAPB’s Volleyball program around.
Smith led the conference in four categories. She ranks first in the conference in total kills with 138 kills per set, averaging 3.7, ranks first in total points with 149.5, and second in points per set, averaging 4.0. Smith had a career-high 20 kills against Jackson State this season.
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