Adrianna Culbert, the Rams’ top returning hitter from 2014, has been named the Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year.
The senior from Delton, Michigan averaged 2.45 kills and 3.26 digs per set while hitting .312 percent in 2014. She is a two-time AVCA honorable mention All-American and All-MW honoree.
Culbert highlights the All-MW Preseason team along with teammate Jaime Colaizzi. The senior libero from Windsor, Colorado led the conference in digs per set (4.14) in 2014, and ranks No.24 on the MW career digs list with 1,098.
The rest of the All-MW team is made up of sophomore outside hitter Sierra Nobley (Boise State), senior setter Hannah Johnson (New Mexico), junior outside hitter/libero Julia Warren (New Mexico), junior middle blocker Bree Hammel (UNLV) and senior outside hitter/middle blocker Bridget Shanahan (Wyoming).
2015 Mountain West Preseason Women’s Volleyball Team
Sierra Nobley – So. – OH – Boise State
Jaime Colaizzi – Sr. – L – Colorado State
Adrianna Culbert – Sr. – OPP/OH – Colorado State
Hannah Johnson – Sr. – S – New Mexico
Julia Warren – Jr. – OH/L – New Mexico
Bree Hammel – Jr. – MB – UNLV
Bridget Shanahan – Sr. – OH/MB – Wyoming
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