Bannister, Rose Pick Up AVCA All-Region Honors
BATON ROUGE – LSU volleyball players in junior Taylor Bannister and freshman Karli Rose pick up AVCA All-Region honors as the organization announced Tuesday. Bannister was named to the South All-Region Team, while Rose was an honorable mention selection.
This is Bannister’s third-straight all-region honor, earning all-region in the last two seasons along with Freshman of the Year. She is the only player in the history of the program to earn back-to-back-to-back all-region honors. Rose is the eighth player in program history to be named an honorable mention selection.
Bannister led the Tigers a total of 438 kills on the year, averaging 4.29 kills per set. In conference action, she led the whole league with 4.82 kills per set. She finished second in points per set at 5.51.
Bannister had a total of six double-doubles on the year and finished the three-set win over Auburn on Nov. 17 with 26 kills, tied for most kills in a three set match. She finished all but three matches in double-digit kills with a season-high of 29 in five sets at Georgia. She put together a career-high 16 digs to go along with 25 kills against Mississippi State on Nov. 3.
Rose started every match at setter and averaged 9.52 assists on the year, totaling 962. In conference action, she ranked fifth in the league with 10.19 assists per set. She led the squad to eight matches of a .250 hitting percentage or higher.
Rose finished with nine double-doubles, five coming in SEC matches. She had a career-high of 55 assists and 11 digs at Tennessee on Oct. 10. She was one kill short of a triple double-double against Iowa State as she finished with 32 assists, a career-high 24 digs and nine kills.
The Tigers finished the 2019 season with a 15-13 record and a seventh place finish in the SEC with a 9-9 mark.
For a full list of AVCA All-Region honors, click here.
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