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Seniors Ashley Francis and Jaymee Singleton as well as junior Kacie Kelly and Becky Gramer were honored in 2012.
Seniors Ashley Francis and Jaymee Singleton as well as junior Kacie Kelly and Becky Gramer were honored in 2012.
Volleyball - Sun, Nov. 11, 2012
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team had four of its student-athletes honored by the Crossroads League for their performances throughout the 2012 season, the league office announced on Monday.

Senior Ashley Francis closed her career as one of the top attackers in school history and earned All-Crossroads League first team honors for the third time in her career. Francis finished her final season as the league's second-leading attacker with a .366 attack percentage and finished seventh in kills per set with 2.9. She closed her career with 1,013 total kills and a career attack percentage of .351. She also finished just six blocks shy of the school record with 315 total block, including 85 solo blocks. Francis earned all-league honors in 2009, 2011 and was named league freshman of the year in 2009, the first for the MU program.

Junior Kacie Kelly was also named All-Crossroads League first team for the first time in her career. Kelly earned two league player of the week honors (09.10 and 09.17) and finished third in the league in assists per set with 9.6. She also finished sixth in total assists with a career-high 967 in 2012. She currently has 2,210 total assists in her three seasons. She also had a career-high 122 kills in 2012 and has amassed 141 career blocks. Not only is she a strong blocker, but Kelly also finished third on the team with 265 digs in 2012.

Junior Becky Gramer and senior Jaymee Singleton were also named All-Crossroads League honorable mention after both had strong seasons. Gramer finished second on the team with 245 kills and had a .223 attack percentage. She also finished fourth on the team with 251 digs for MU. The honor is the first of her career.

Singleton finished her career with a team-best 469 digs as the Knights' libero. She finished fourth in the leage with 4.6 digs per set and finished seventh in total digs. Singleton closed her career with 1,379 total digs and had 29 service aces in her four years.

First-year head coach Ashlee Pritchard led the Knights to a 14-14 overall record in 2012 and earned a fifth-place finish in the league with an 11-7 mark.