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Kentucky volleyball earns six AVCA All-America honors

The Wildcats defeated the Boilermakers in straight-sets (25-23, 25-20, 25-16).
The Wildcats defeated the Boilermakers in straight-sets (25-23, 25-20, 25-16).(UK Athletics)
Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 2:32 PM EDT
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OMAHA, Neb. – The American Volleyball Coaches’ Association released its 2020 AVCA All-Americans on Wednesday morning, and the Kentucky Volleyball team had five players voted to the sports’ highest individual honor, and one named honorable mention.

Kentucky placed three players on the first team with setter Madison Lilley and outside hitters Alli Stumler and Avery Skinner named to the 14-person team.

Sophomore middle blocker Azhani Tealer was named to the second team, and senior libero Gabby Curry was named a third-team All-American.

The five All-Americans is a new program record for Kentucky, who prior to this season had never had more than four in a single season.

Additionally, Madi Skinner was placed on the honorable mention All-America list for the season.

Madison Lilley, First Team All-America

  • SEC Player of the Year
  • AVCA All-Region Player of the Year
  • All-SEC

Avery Skinner, First Team All-America

  • All-SEC
  • AVCA All-Region
  • 3.77 kills per set

Alli Stumler, First Team All-America

  • All-SEC
  • AVCA All-Region
  • Eight double-doubles on the year, including in the regional final vs. Purdue

Azhani Tealer, Second Team All-America

  • All-SEC
  • AVCA All-Region
  • Hitting a team-high .442 with 2.61 kills per set

Gabby Curry, Third Team All-America

  • SEC Defensive Player of the Year
  • AVCA All-Region
  • All-SEC

Madi Skinner, Honorable Mention All-America

  • SEC All-Freshman Team
  • All-SEC
  • AVCA All-Region Team

Kentucky plays Washington on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN in the NCAA National Semifinals from the CHI Health Center Arena in Omaha.