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CU volleyball: Alexis Austin and Nicole Edelman Named All-Pac-12

University of Colorado seniors Alexis Austin and Nicole Edelman have been selected to the All-Pac-12 Conference Volleyball team, as announced on Tuesday by the league.

“All-Pac-12 honors for Alexis and Nicole are a positive at the end of a very tough, but productive season,” head coach Liz Kritza said. “They both worked very hard to get to this point in their respective careers and it is good to see their abilities recognized as they both head out for the next step in their playing careers.”

In total, four Buffs garnered All-Pac-12 honors. Sophomore Gabby Simpson was named to the All-Pac-12 honorable mention squad, while freshman Naghede Abu was selected to the Pac-12 Freshman honorable mention team.

Austin, a 6-2 outside hitter from Houston, started in all 32 matches for the Buffs and averaged 4.05 kills per set, which is fifth in the Pac-12, while hitting .260 to earn her second consecutive All-Pac-12 Team honor. She also recorded 1.67 digs per set, 0.66 blocks per set and 4.56 points per set (sixth in the conference). In conference only stats, Austin was fifth in kills (4.22) and points (4.74) per set. This season she became the Buffs rally scoring era career kills leader, finishing with 1,443. In the rally scoring record book, she also ranks second in attacks (3,711) and is tied for fifth in block solos (40). Austin is second in sets (439) and matches (122) played.

Edelman is a 6-0 setter. She helped guide the Buffs to a .234 hitting percentage, which was fifth in the conference. The team hit .235 in conference only matches, which was fourth. Edelman handed out 1,229 assists, averaging 9.91 per set, the sixth best mark in the conference. In Pac-12 only matches, Edelman averaged 10.60 assists per set, which was third. She started in all 32 contests this season and added 0.84 kills, 2.15 digs and 0.48 blocks per set.

The Boulder native is the CU rally scoring era leader in matches (124) and sets (464) played. She also ranks second in career assists (4,278) and is fourth in service aces (79).

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