LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released its 34th annual All-American teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball and it is no surprise to see senior Kali Frowick (Norfolk, Neb) on that list. Gallaudet's outside hitter received All-American honorable mention recognition for her outstanding season with the Bison. The AVCA named 14 players from across the nation to each of its three teams (First, Second, Third) as well as recognizing the other All-Region first team selections on its honorable mention list.
Frowick closed out her Bison career with a phenomenal senior year. She ended the season with a team-high 392 kills (.279 hitting percentage), as well as 323 digs and career-high 37 blocks (eight solo) in her 32 matches played. This all adds to her impressive four-year stat sheet that tallies 1,750 kills, 1,590 digs, 128 blocks (40 solo) and 119 service aces in 143 matches as a Bison. Frowick's outstanding performance at the net has ranked her second and third in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) for kills per set and kills, respectively. Her skills on the court helped lead the Bison to a winning season (20-14, 11-1 NEAC) and has been a significant role in the team's consecutive NEAC championships and NCAA tournament appearances in the past four years.
The honorable mention honor comes on top of a slew of other honors that Frowick has received during the season. In addition to being recognized as the 2014 NEAC Player of the Year and being the first Bison named to the All-NEAC first-team all four years she also earned NEAC Women's Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week back on Sept. 29. Frowick also received AVCA Division III All-Region first team honors for the Northeast Region late last week.
Frowick is the first Bison to be named to an AVCA All-American team since Jessica Israel (Frederick, Md.) when she received honorable mention in 2012.
Gallaudet University All-Time AVCA All-Americans
2014: Kali Frowick (Honorable Mention)
2012: Jessica Israel (Honorable Mention)
2006: Tamara Foronda (Third Team)