Place and Gerber earn postseason honors

A couple of former volleyball standouts have earned postseason honors at the collegiate level.

Former Heron Lake-Okabena standout Courtney Place, now a senior at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Central Region second team. Earlier this season, Place was named first-team All-Conference by the Northern Sun.

Place led the Vikings with 416 kills (4.16 kill per set), 1210 total attacks, 475.5 points, and 36 service aces.

Place tied the all-time record with eight (8) service aces in a win over Minot State on October 19. Place finished the season third in the NSIC in kills per set (4.16) and tenth in the conference in service aces.

Place will graduate in May 2019 and earn he degree in Media Studies.

The CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.

Former Worthington Trojan volleyball standout Emma Gerber, now a junior at Morningside College in Sioux City, has been named a First Team selection to the Great Plains Athletic Conference All-Conference volleyball team.

It’s Gerber’s first 1st team selection after being a second team honoree as a sophomore. She was 5th in hitting percentage in the GPAC (.300) and cracked the top 10 in the conference in blocked per set, 10th best in the conference with just under a block per set.  Her 294 were second on the team, helping the Mustangs to a conference postseason tournament appearance

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