West, Tandron Garner AVCA All-America Accolades

West, Tandron Garner AVCA All-America Accolades

Lexington, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 2016 NCAA Division II women's volleyball All-America teams on Wednesday morning with Lynn University seniors Lydia West and Marissa Tandron tabbed as Honorable Mention All-Americans.

The dynamic duo receive All-America status for the first time in their respective careers. They become the seventh and eighth AVCA All-America selections in program history and the first since Lacy Redwine (second team) and Devon Woolard (third team) were chosen in 2010. It is the third time the Fighting Knights have had two AVCA All-Americans in the same season (2010 & 2008).

Each were eligible for All-America consideration following their appointment to the AVCA All-South Region First Team earlier this season.

Tandron was just the second consensus all-region selection in program history this season, earning first-team honors from both the AVCA and the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association. She was also a First Team All-Sunshine State Conference honoree after leading the league's setters in assists per set. The Jacksonville, Fla., native broke the school's 15-year-old single-season assist record and fell just shy of breaking the all-time career assists mark.

West was an All-SSC Second Team selection after leading the team and ranking seventh in the league with a .296 attack percentage, marking the seventh-best season-long clip in program history. She wrapped up her career ranking in the top-five at Lynn in all three total blocking categories.

The 2016 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division II All-America Committee. The AVCA release with all of the recipients can be viewed HERE.

The Fighting Knights concluded the 2016 campaign with a 20-11 record, including a program-record-tying 11-5 mark in SSC play.