Volleyball’s Dallmann Named Outstanding Freshman

Volleyball’s Dallmann Named Outstanding Freshman

OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona volleyball’s Kelli Dallmann received the Outstanding Freshman Award for her play during the 2009 season, the Big Sky Conference announced on Thursday. The award, along with all-conference selections, was decided following a vote by the league’s nine head coaches and announced from the site of the championship in Cheney, Wash., on Nov. 26.

Dallmann, a setter and outside hitter, ended the season with averages of 2.43 kills-per-set, 3.74 assists-per-set and 2.22 digs-per-set. She is one of only four players in Division I women’s volleyball to average more than two kills, three assists and two digs-per-set.

The Peoria, Ariz., native also tallied three triple-doubles this season, two more than any other player in the Big Sky Conference. Dallmann is currently just one of five players in the country that has posted three or more triple-doubles and is the only freshman to do so.

In league play, Dallmann averaged 2.88 kills, 2.38 digs and 4.05 assists-per-set. She also chipped in 3.10 points-per-set for the Lumberjacks.

This was the second consecutive year NAU volleyball claimed the Outstanding Freshman Award. Sophomore outside hitter Lexi Sullivan earned the award in 2008.

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