Sophomore Kristen Macy has been named an honorable-mention NAIA volleyball all-American. Macy and senior Meghan Irwin earned first-team all-NAIA Mid-South Region honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
Seniors Delainey Messenger and Kelley Shiels reeled in NAIA scholar-athlete honors. OCU went 20-12 to reach 20 wins for the first time since 2010 in volleyball.
Macy became the Stars’ first volleyball all-American since Xiaoting Ma in 2010. Macy produced 3.90 kills, 3.02 digs, 0.30 aces, 0.25 blocks and 4.34 points per set as well as 417 kills, 323 digs, 32 aces, 27 blocks and 464 points.
As a sophomore, Macy became first-team all-Sooner Athletic Conference, SAC player of the week for Oct. 20-26 and conference hitter of the week Oct. 27-Nov. 2.
Irwin finished second on OCU’s career kill list with 1,296 and as the Stars’ first four-time all-conference choice. Irwin picked up 3.04 kills, 1.52 digs, 0.64 blocks and 3.49 points per set. Her season totals were 340 kills, 170 digs, 72 blocks, 11 aces and 391 points as well as a .232 hitting percentage.
This year, Irwin pulled in first-team all-SAC, SAC player of the week for Oct. 13-19 and SAC hitter of the week for Oct. 20-26.
Messenger has posted a 3.83 cumulative grade-point average studying finance at OCU. Messenger supplied the Stars with nine kills, four digs and eight blocks this year.
Shiels has compiled a 3.57 GPA pursuing a double major in accounting and English. Shiels accumulated 3.94 digs per set in 2014. She was honorable-mention all-Sooner Athletic Conference and league libero of the week twice.
To gain the NAIA scholar-athlete award, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.