Two Frogs Earn Preseason All-Conference Nods

Katelyn Blackwood was tabbed the preseason Libero of the Year.

Katelyn Blackwood was tabbed the preseason Libero of the Year.

Aug. 4, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU volleyball team was selected to finish 5th in the Mountain West this season in a vote conducted by a voting panel of head coaches and selected media.. In addition, two Horned Frogs earned preseason recognition on the all-conference team. Christy Hudson was selected to repeat while Katelyn Blackwood was named the preseason Libero of the Year.

Hudson earned all-conference accolades in 2008 after leading the team in hitting percentage (.353) and ranked third on the squad averaging 2.25 kills per set. Blackwood ranked third in the league with an average of 3.97 digs per set.

Defending volleyball league champion Utah is the favorite to win the 2009 MWC regular season title. The Utes collected eight first-place votes and 138 total points. Colorado State was a close second with 135 points and four first-place votes, while New Mexico (three first-place votes) was picked third, totaling 112 points.

BYU collected 96 points and two first-place nods for fourth place in the poll, while TCU (89 points) and UNLV (87 points) claimed fifth and sixth place, respectively, followed by San Diego State (seventh, 53 points), Wyoming (eighth, 38 points) and Air Force (ninth, 17 points).



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