The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that Manhattan Christian College junior outside hitter Kylie Rupe has been selected as the 2013 AVCA NCCAA National Player of the Year. Rupe is the daughter of Marvin and Jolene Rupe, and she is a 2011 graduate of Manhattan High.
It was a tremendous season for NCCAA Division II’s Manhattan Christian College, who finished with a 32-7 overall record winning the conference regular season, tournament and regional championship. They concluded the NCCAA Volleyball Championships ranked fourth, making an appearance in the NCCAA National Semi-Finals.
For her efforts, Rupe was named the Most Outstanding Player at the National Tournament.
They can attribute much of their success to three-time AVCA NCCAA All-American Kylie Rupe. She ranked second in the Central Region in kill percentage (28.96%) and kills per set (3.19) and sixth in aces per set (0.53). She was also strong defensively, placing in the top-10 in the region in blocks per set (0.32) and digs per set (3.65). Her respective kill percentage and kills per set average ranks her 19th and 10th nationally.
The formal presentation of the 2013 AVCA NCCAA National Player of the Year will be made Dec. 20th in Seattle, Washington at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet Presented by Northwestern Mutual, held in conjunction with the 2013 AVCA Annual Convention and NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball National Championships.
The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to develop the sport of volleyball and its coaches. With a membership of over 6,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Further information is available at www.avca.org.
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