Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Hibbing, Minn. native Kate Lange has been named the 2013 Daktronics Division II national player of the year as voted on by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Lange led the Bulldogs this season with 655 kills this season, finishing her four-year career as the program's all-time leader in that department with 2,078 kills coming on 4,854 attacks.
"There's a crazy amount of players who are really, really talented, so it's a great honor," Lange said. "It's a little surprising for me. I don't even know what to say. I haven't wrapped my head around it yet."
The former Bluejackets star led all NCAA Division II hitters this season averaging 5.41 kills and 6.14 points per set, and she was also third among UMD players averaging 2.93 digs per set.
She was also named to the Daktronics All-American first team, making her the lone Bulldogs player this season to earn a spot on that All-American team.