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December 7, 2013

Kirkwood named AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention

VALDOSTA — Jenna Kirkwood has been named All-Region honorable mention by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in recognition of her efforts during her first season as a Lady Blazer.

It's no secret that Valdosta State's offensive firepower centered around Kirkwood in 2013. The junior transfer was among the league leaders in total attacks with 1206 on the year and made the most of her opportunities, securing a spot among the top hitters in the GSC with 424 kills. The Seminole, Fla. native also proved to be a versatile player, with defensive efforts that included 27 blocks (four solo) and 278 digs. In addtion, Kirkwood's 46 assists rounded out her outstanding year.

Kirkwood led the Lady Blazers to one of their most successful seasons in the past five years, as Valdosta State finished the season with a 19-14 overall record. These results marked the first time since 2010 that the Lady Blazers won 19 or more contests.

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