Nuttall, Kinzer named to All-RMAC volleyball teams

published November 10, 2010

Colorado at Colorado Springs were named to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Volleyball second and third team respectively, the conference announced Tuesday.

Nuttall, a junior from Parker, Colo., is listed among the RMAC's leaders in kills, aces, digs and points. The versatile right-side hitter is second among Mountain Lions with 2.54 kills per set and 3.02 digs per set. She's also tied for the team lead in aces (23), third in assists (62) and fourth in blocks (46).

Kinzer, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, is tied for the RMAC lead in blocks (1.14 per set) and is eighth in hitting percentage (.282). Her 3.77 points per set rank eighth in the conference and her 2.91 kills per set rank 14th. Kinzer's 23 aces are tied for the best among Mountain Lions.

Nebraska-Kearney senior Jeri Walkowiak was named the 2010 RMAC Volleyball Player of the Year. It was the second time Walkowiak has earned RMAC Player of the Year honors, having also done so in 2008. She is the third Loper to be named  player of the year more than once, joining Erin Gudmundson and Danielle Shum.

Nebraska-Kearney's Katlyn Heiserman was voted the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year, while Cola Svec of the Lopers was tabbed the RMAC Setter of the Year. This is the third time Svec has earned this award which is the most of any player in RMAC history.

Regis' Christina Henzgen earned the Freshman of the Year award. She is the second Rangers player to be the RMAC's top freshman, as Chelsea Pavlik received that honor in 2006.

For the seventh time in his career, Nebraska-Kearney's Rick Squiers was named RMAC Coach of the Year. Squiers was named as the RMAC Centennial Celebration All-Time Volleyball Coach as well.

Head volleyball coaches from each of the 14 institutions voted for the 2010 All-RMAC Volleyball teams.  They could not vote for players from their own school.


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