Jan. 20, 2014
Volleyball Magazine All-Americans
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The postseason accolades keep rolling in for the Mizzou volleyball program as both Molly Kreklow (Delano, Minn.) and Lisa Henning (Blue Springs, Mo.) earned Volleyball Magazine All-America honors, as announced by the publication last week. Kreklow earned a spot on the All-America First Team while Henning was named to the All-America Second Team. The Volleyball Magazine honors for Kreklow and Henning come after both were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America First Team late last year.
Kreklow was the only setter selected to the Volleyball Magazine All-America First Team after leading the nation in assists at 12.65 per set and quarterbacking a Mizzou offense that led the nation in hitting, kills and assists. The Tigers reset the school record for hitting percentage in a season and it was the best clip in the NCAA since 2009. She was the SEC Player of the Year and Volleyball Magazine dubbed Kreklow `the top setter to take the court this season.' She anchored a Mizzou offense that saw its top eight hitters all hit .300 or better as the Tigers ran one of the nation's fastest offenses.
After earning a spot on the AVCA First Team, Henning was dubbed a second team honoree by Volleyball Magazine. Henning led the team with 499 kills and she ranked 20th nationally with her 4.89 points per set average. Henning came into the season as a career .252 hitter, a very good clip for an outside hitter, but in 2013 she hit a career-best .330 while averaging 4.26 kills per set, 0.74 blocks per set and 2.22 digs per set while serving 26 aces. She led Mizzou with 572.0 total points.
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