Nov. 16, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's volleyball team's awards streak extended to the national scene when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named its All-America recipients this week. Amanda Morris was tabbed to the Third Team, marking the Engineers' first All-America honor since 1984 and the third in the program's history. Lori Cantu collected First Team plaudits in 1983, which was followed by Anella Munro's Second-Team selection.
For the fourth year in a row, MIT received multiple All-America Honorable Mention awards. Senior Carrie Buchanan was tabbed for her second straight selection while Katie Rowe became a first-time honoree.
Morris finished her career ranking second in assists per game (9.70), third in assists (3,597), and 10th in block assists (166) and total blocks (196). Buchanan broke the Institute mark for career digs and was the first player in the program's history to surpass the 2,000-dig mark as she totaled 2,037. She also placed third in career digs per game (4.01) and fourth in career service aces (236). Following her first complete season as a starter, Rowe paced the Engineers in kills per game (3.53), hitting percentage (0.381), and blocks per game (1.16).