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December 19, 2013
Hamsher, Caine named AVCA Honorable Mention All-America
Hokies earn first career All-America honors

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Senior middle blocker Victoria Hamsher and junior right side Kathryn Caine earned 2013 AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors as announced on Thursday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Hamsher was tabbed a 2013 All-ACC First Team honoree and claimed All-East Coast Regional honors after recording an attack percentage of .405 on the season to lead the ACC and rank 21st in the NCAA. The mark places her first in Tech’s single season records. In addition, Hamsher averaged 2.66 kills per set, tallied 21 aces and 73 blocks. Hamsher recorded double-digit kills 18 times this season, including a career-high 19 in Tech’s win over No. 18 Florida State. The Nazareth, Pa. native wrapped her four-year career in strong fashion, earning All-Region and All-America honors for the first time. It was the second time she was recognized by the ACC after being tabbed to the All-Freshman team her rookie season.

Caine was named to the 2013 All-ACC Third Team and was tabbed to the All-East Coast Regional team after recording 2.47 kps for the Hokies this season while hitting .339 on the attack to place fifth in the ACC. She hit double-digit kills in 13 matches and had a career-high 17 kills at Virginia. The McLean, Va. native was second on the team in blocks with 78 this season. Caine had a standout season, picking up All-ACC, All-Region and All-America recognition for the first time in her career.

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