Dec. 14, 2011
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the 31st annual AVCA Division I All-America Teams for women's volleyball on Wednesday and senior libero Kim Maroon was selected to the third team.
"Being named an All-American is a huge honor and I am so lucky to have had this experience at Villanova," Maroon stated. "This award is a really nice way to end my career."
Maroon is the first player in Villanova history to be named an All-American. In 2009 she was an honorable mention All-America selection. She is just one of two players from the BIG EAST selected to an All-America squad. Louisville's Lola Arslanbekova was also a third team selection.
"Kim has been an incredibly hard working player and it really showed on the court," head coach Josh Steinbach said. "This award puts the icing on her career and I am very proud of her. She has set a standard for defense at Villanova and in the BIG EAST that future players will be measured by."
The award caps off a stellar career for Maroon at Villanova. This season she set an NCAA record for digs in a set with 6.87 and set a BIG EAST single season record in digs with 749. Maroon earned the BIG EAST Libero of the Year award for the second consecutive year and was also named first team All-BIG EAST. She recorded 20 matches with 20 or more digs and had 40+ digs on three occasions. Maroon is the first Villanova player to reach 2,000 career digs after notching her 2,000th on Oct. 2.