FLOWERS NAMED CIAA VOLLEYBALL SETTER OF THE YEAR, FIVE LADY BEARS NAMED ALL-CIAA

FLOWERS NAMED CIAA VOLLEYBALL SETTER OF THE YEAR, FIVE LADY BEARS NAMED ALL-CIAA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced the 2019 Volleyball All-Conference teams and superlatives Monday afternoon as Shaw University had five players named to the All-Conference Team highlighted by sophomore Jada Flowers (Valrico, FL) whom was named the 2019 CIAA Volleyball Setter of the Year.

 

This is the second consecutive year that a player from Shaw has been named the setter of the year with former standout Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez (San Juan, PR) was the recipient last season.

 

Flowers led the conference in assists (705) and assist per set (8.60). She registered four games with 40 or more assists including a career-high 49 assist against Barton on Sept. 19. Flowers also finished with league-leading 559 assists and 9.64 assists per set during league action. Additionally, Flowers led the team in double-doubles with five on the year.

 

Joining Flowers on the First Team All-CIAA ballot was senior Amari Fletcher (Phoenix, AZ), senior Jailynn Butler (Parker, AZ) and senior Tyler Hunter (Atlanta, GA).

 

Fletcher received honors at the middle/hitter/blocker position with 165 kills (2.06 kills per set) while leading the CIAA in hitting percentage (.350). She tallied 33 blocks including 21 assisted.

 

Butler was the Lady Bears leader in kills this season with 228 on the year which ranked fifth in the CIAA. She also ranked fourth in the league in points (3.21) and ninth in the conference for service aces with 37 on the year. Butler recorded five double-doubles this season.

 

Hunter tabbed First Team recognition after recording a conference second-best with 282 points. She was second in the CIAA in service aces (47) and eighth in kills (211). Hunter posted 10 matches with at least 10 kills, including a season-high 16 against Virginia Union (Oct. 6).

 

Senior Karla Sosa (Brownsville, TX) received Second Team All-CIAA honors for the second-straight season. Sosa tallied 172 kills – good for third on the team but led Shaw in digs with 218 on the year. She recorded three double-double this season.

 

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