Lange Leads Four UMD All-American Picks

By KBJR News 1

December 11, 2013 Updated Dec 11, 2013 at 11:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Hibbing, Minn. native Kate Lange was one of four University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) volleyball players named to an All-American team by the American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA), it was announced on Wednesday morning.

Lange was named to the AVCA Division II All-American first team, while Julie Rainey earned second team honors and Ashley Hinsch and Monica Turner garnered third team acclaim.

It marks the third consecutive first team selection for Lange, this one after she led the team with 655 kills this season and finished her time with UMD as the program's all-time leader with 2,078 in her career.

For Rainey, this time around marks her first-ever All-American honor, and it comes after she led the team with 699 digs and became the program's all-time career leader with 1,835 through her first three seasons as a Bulldog.

It's also the first-ever All-American selection for both Hinsch and Turner, with those coming after Hinsch led the team with 1,554 assists and Turner led the Bulldogs with a .363 hitting percentage.

UMD posted an overall record of (33-3) this season and advanced to the NCAA Division II Central Regional championship, losing in that match 3-1 to six-time defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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