Bannister Named AVCA All-American Honorable Mention
BATON ROUGE – The accolades continue to roll in for the LSU volleyball program as junior right side hitter Taylor Bannister has been named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association Wednesday.
Bannister is the 14th player in program history to earn the feat. This is her second AVCA All-American honor as she earned the accolade in 2017, which was the first since the 2014 season. She is just the sixth Tiger in program history to earn the honor twice.
“Taylor is certainly among the best players in the SEC and the country,” said head coach Fran Flory. “We are proud of her as she is recognized again as an All-American.”
The Missouri City, Texas native led the Tigers with 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.
The 6-5 right side hitter became the 23rd Tiger to reach 1,000 kills and the seventh to do so as a junior. She reached the feat against Ole Miss on Oct. 6 as she finished that match with 19.
LSU volleyball has now earned a total of 20 AVCA All-American honors in the history of the program. The program now has a total of 28 overall All-American honors.
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