The University of Minnesota had three individuals garner All-America honors, announced today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
The University of Minnesota had three individuals that landed a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches' Association All-Region Team.
Alexis Hart, Stephanie Samedy and Samantha Seliger-Swenson were all named to the All-Big Ten team.
For the second time this season, freshman opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy (Clermont, Fla.) has been named the Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week
Minnesota earned a 3-0 win (25-17, 25-21, 25-23) over No. 16 Purdue, Wednesday night at Maturi Pavilion.
2017 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Unanimous All Big Ten and Freshman All-Big Ten selection •All-North Region selection and named the North Region Freshman of the Year • played in all 118 sets and 34 matches as a true freshman • led the team with 478 kills, averaged 4.05 kills per set and hit .303 as a six-rotation starting opposite • averaged 2.82 digs per set, which ranked second on the team • led all Big Ten freshmen in kills per set • started in both matches during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Aug. 25-26) and established a team-best 31 kills • made her collegiate debut in the 3-0 win over North Carolina • established double-doubles in both wins against both UNC (14 kills, 12 digs) and Louisville (17 kills, 15 digs) • was named the Co-Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week in just first week of collegiate competition • named the Diet Coke Classic’s most valulabe player when she averaged 4.78 kills per set and hit .363 • was named the MVP of the American Campus Classic when she averaged 4.3 kills per set and hit .313 • ESPNW Player of the Week Sept. 11 • named all-tournament at the Boise State Classic when she averaged 4.67 kills per set, 56 kills and 29 digs • averaged 3.43 kills per set in the opening weekend of Big Ten play • recorded a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs • had a double-double 15 kills and 16 digs against Wisconsin and recorded five blocks produced a career-best eight blocks in the 3-0 win over Michigan • added a team-best 13 kills in the win over Purdue • held a match-best 16 kills in the win at Ohio State and added a double-double with 12 digs • posted a double-double when she had 11 kills and career-best 20 digs in the home Wisconsin win • tallied another double-double in the Illinois win • averaged 5.17 kills per set and hit .418 in a pair of wins over Maryland and Ohio State • added 15th double-double of the season with 22 kills and 13 digs against Penn State • had nine kills and five blocks in the win over Northern Iowa in NCAA Second Round • had 13 kills in the Regional Semfinal match vs. USC.
Played for East Ridge High School and Top Select Volleyball Academy • ranked as the No. 5 overall recruit by Prepvolleyball.com • named a First Team Under Armour All-American • played with the USA Youth National Team and USA Junior National Team • was also a two-time AAU Junior National All-American her sophomore and junior seasons • named the Florida Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year • also garnered all-tournament honors in 2016 • awarded the U14, U16 and U18 Elite team's Most Valuable Player • with the 16 Elite, helped the team to a second-place finish in the ESPN Wide World of Sports and won the Mid East qualifier • named a two-time Bright House Breakfast of Champions Girls Volleyball Athlete of the Year (Central Florida) and a Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-American • two-time Lake County Player of the Year • as a senior, hit .391, had 424 kills, 189 digs, 38 aces and 25 blocks • graduated suma cum laude from East Ridge High School and was on the honor roll all four years.
The daughter of Francine Samedy and Ronald Samedy • born Sept. 27, 1998 • has a younger sister, Victoria • undecided on a major.
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