Volleyball

Strickland and Just garner All-American honors

St. Catharine, Ky. – St. Catharine College volleyball seniors Jordan Strickland and Rebecca Just earned Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-Americans the national office announced.

It marks the second time in their career that the duo has garnered All-American honors. Just was named an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention as a junior and Strickland earned NAIA All-American Third Team honors in her junior year as well.

This time around, one year later, the senior duo finished out their respective careers in style. Jordan Strickland was named an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention and Rebecca Just earned NAIA All-American Second Team honors.

Earlier this week Strickland was named to the AVCA Southeast Region First Team to go along with her All-Conference First Team selection. The Lexington, Ky. native was also named the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Setter of the Week on three separate occasions.

In her senior campaign, Strickland finished with 1,236 total assists in 132 sets played. She has also tallied 89 kills to go along with 349 digs on the season. As the net, Strickland collected 51 total blocks.

In just two years in a Patriot uniform, Strickland finishes with 2,682 assists, is a new program record since St. Catharine joined the NAIA in 2008-09. She also racked up 192 kills and 819 digs to go along with 125 total blocks in two years as a Patriot.

Strickland put up some of the best numbers among setters in the Mid-South. Her 9.4 assists per set ranks fourth in the MSC and she also ranks third in total assists (1,236). She ranks nationally in both total assists (33rd) and assists per set (48th).

Rebecca Just, like her teammate, earned the honors of AVCA Southeast Region First Team and All-MSC First Team as well. Earlier this week, the Louisville, Ky. native was named to the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Volleyball Second Team. On four separate occasions, Just was named the MSC Volleyball Attacker of the Week.

For her senior season she finished with 494 kills and a .293 hitting percentage. She was one of four players to play in every game for the Patriots. She averaged 3.61 kills per set and collected 459 digs on the year.

She caped off her stellar four year career with 1,558 kills and a .234 hitting clip to go along with 1,397 digs. Just holds the program record for kills in a career and kills in a season. On October 24th, she broke the school record for kills in a match with 28 kills against St. Thomas (Fla).

The senior ranks fourth in the Mid-South in hitting percentage (.293) and third in kills per set (3.61). Her 494 kills on the season ranks third in the MSC and 20th in the NAIA. Just also ranks 38th in the nation in kills per set.

The duo helped lead the Patriots to a 27-12 record on the season.

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