Big honors coming down today for ESU right side Brittney Miller and setter Ting Liu. Miller was named a first-team NCAA Division II All-American and Liu was named third-team. Miller, a Paola native, led the MIAA in kills and hitting percentage this season and Liu is the MIAA’s all-time leader in assists. The Hornets made it to the South Central Regional semifinal this season.
The full release from ESU is after the jump:
Brittney Miller was named a first team All-American by the AVCA released today. Ting Liu earned third-team honors as five MIAA players earned first second or third team honors. ESU and Central Missouri both placed two players on the team.
Brittney Miller was named a first team All-American after being named the NCAA South Central Regional Player of the Year and MIAA Player of the Year. She led the MIAA in kills and hitting percentage this season, finishing in 14th in the nation in hitting percentage and 18th in kills. She finished her career with 1,357 kills, which places her fourth all-time at Emporia State. The Hornets made it to the NCAA South Central during all four seasons she was at Emporia State and won the MIAA during the 2008 season.
Ting Liu, the all-time assists leader in both the MIAA and at ESU makes her second appearance on the AVCA All-American team, last making it on in 2008. She led the MIAA in assists this season, for the fourth straight season. She finished her career with 6,126 assists, which places 15th on the NCAA Divison II career list. She also added her first career triple-double for the Hornets in the post-season. The Hornets are 113-29 during her career and won the MIAA Championship during the 2008 season, in which she was named MIAA Player of the Year.
ESU ends the 2010 campaign 23-10 after making it to their second NCAA South Central Regional semi-final in three years.