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NAIA & GPAC Volleyball Honors Announced

The NAIA and GPAC have released their 2009 volleyball teams and several Doane athletes have received recognition.  Two Doane players have been named NAIA honorable mention All-Americans while a total of five players have been honored by the GPAC.

Susan Rollman, a 6-1 freshman from Humphrey, received NAIA honorable mention honors.  Rollman recently received First Team All-GPAC honors and led the team with 1.28 blocks per game and a .314 attack percentage.  She finished with 181 total blocks which ranks third all-time for a single season at Doane.  Rollman totaled 336 kills (2.48/gm), 71 digs (0.5/gm) and 12 ace serves.

Jessy Livers, a 5-9 senior from Lincoln, received NAIA honorable mention as well.  Livers, a First Team All-GPAC selection, led the team in kills this season with 420 (2.98/gm).  She finishes her career with 1,340 kills, seventh all-time at Doane.  Livers posted 34 ace serves this season and ends with 154 for her career which ranks 10th on the Doane record books.  She posted 405 digs (2.87/gm) and a serve reception percentage of .966 this year.  For her career, Livers finished with a serve reception percentage of .962 (2,019 chances) which ranks third all-time at Doane.

Ivie Speer, a 5-8 senior from Central City, received First Team All-GPAC honors this year.  Speer was second on the team in kills this season with 350 (2.48/gm) and attack percentage with a mark of .281.  She finished with 89 total blocks (0.63/gm) which was third on the team this year.  Speer finishes her career with 695 kills and 226 total blocks.

Emily Schwisow, a 5-6 senior from Beatrice, received Second Team All-GPAC honors.  She also received NAIA recognition as a Scholar-Athlete which is awarded to student-athletes of junior or senior status with a minimum of a 3.50 grade point average.  Schwisow was named Doane's NAIA Champion of Character at the NAIA National Tournament.  Schwisow closes out her career with 1,553 digs which ranks 10th on the Doane charts.  She posted 644 digs this season.  Schwisow posted a .970 serve reception percentage from her libero position which ranks second for a single season.  Her career mark is also .970 (1,723 chances) and ranks first all-time at Doane.

Heather Davison, a 5-9 junior from Lincoln, received All-GPAC honorable mention honors.  Davison led the Tiger setters with 859 set assists (6.09/gm) and led all players with 50 ace serves.  She will enter her senior campaign next season with 2,026 career set assists which currently ranks eighth on the Doane charts.