Three Orediggers Named AVCA All-Region

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-Region teams. Montana Tech had three student-athletes earn their way on the all-region team. Maureen Jessop, Taylor Henley, and Olivia Muir were selected by the AVCA.


The team is chosen by a committee of volleyball coaches. The members of the all-region team are eligible for the NAIA All-America team.


Jessop, a 6-1 outside hitter from Corvallis, Montana, earned her third spot on the all-region team. Jessop is a two-time honorable mention on the NAIA All-America team. This season is the fourth time Jessop was named all-conference and was named the Frontier Conference Player of the Year. Jessop led the conference in total kills, kills per set, and aces.


Henley, a 6-1 middle blocker, was named first team all-conference this season and this is her first all-region team honor. Henley had a career year leading the league and the NAIA in blocks much of the season. Henley is second in the conference in hitting percentage with a .267 and has 254 kills this year averaging a career high 2.15 kills per set.


Muir, a 5-11 outside hitter from Smoot, Wyoming, was a first team all-conference selection and is earning her first spot on the all-region team. Muir had her best season as an Oredigger finishing the year with 275 kills and was fifth in the league in hitting percentage with a .219.


Montana Tech were the Frontier Conference regular season champions finishing with a 9-1 record in the conference and a 24-9 overall record.


By Montana Tech Sports Information