12/24/2016 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/24/2016 10:09
'Katie has been one of our best all-around players the last three years and never backed down from a challenge,' said Poole of Horton's season.
Kubura is now the recipient of five awards including AVCA honorable mention All-America, first team All-ACC, AVCA All-East Region and Volleyball Magazine honorable mention this postseason.
A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Kubura led the Seminoles to a second place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 17-3 record. The junior outside hitter, who posted a .330 hitting percentage to rank eighth in the ACC, enjoyed a solid campaign against league opposition by ranking in the top five of eight team categories including kills (244-1), kills/set (3.13-1), hitting percentage (.330-2), total blocks (59-3), assisted blocks (55-3), blocks/set (0.76-3) and solo blocks (4-4).
'Milica had a great season offensively and the team relied on her to be a go to player when the game was on the line,' Poole described Kubura.
Keil capped off her career, which includes two seasons with the Seminoles, with 384 kills (1.24 kills/set), a .279 attack percentage along with 479 total blocks (46 solo blocks / 391 assisted blocks / 1.31 blocks/set).
Keil closed out the regular season ranked second nationally in total blocks (192), nine off the pace set by Ali Bastianelli (Illinois) and had the fifth-best block/set average in the nation as she began the NCAA Tournament (1.59), also off the pace set by Bastianelli.
'Melanie had great hang time when she was blocking and we depended on her to slow down the opponent attack,' Poole added of Keil.
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