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Djurdjevic, Morgan Honored

Sept. 6, 2010




TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Outside hitters Visnja Djurdjevic and Rachael Morgan of the Florida State University women’s volleyball team have been named to the Houston Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Both players led the nationally-ranked Seminoles (5-1) to victories over Houston (25-19, 25-19, 25-13) and Oklahoma (25-16, 19-25, 25-18, 25-16) last weekend. FSU also suffered its first loss of the season to Tennessee (25-20, 25-23, 25-20), which moved up to No. 14 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll released today.

In 10 sets played, Djurdjevic led FSU for the second straight week with 38 kills and 3.80 kills per set. The hard-hitting junior registered a .384 hitting percentage, and also produced 29 digs.

Djurdjevic recorded her second double-double of the season in FSU’s win over Oklahoma, totaling 15 kills and 14 digs. She also had 16 kills, eight digs and a .615 hitting percentage against Houston. Djurdjevic leads the Seminoles through the first six matches in kills (74), kills per set (3.70), total attacks (64) and points (83.5).

Morgan, who hails from Tauranga, New Zealand, played well all-around for the Seminoles last weekend. The returning honorable mention All-American had 27 kills and tied with middle blocker Marija Milosavljevic for the team lead with 10 blocks in three matches.

The converted right-side hitter had 14 kills and four digs versus Oklahoma. Morgan is second on the team with 58 points, third with 48 kills, and shows 16 blocks and 16 digs.

Both players join Brianne Barker of Oklahoma, Lucy Charuk of Houston, and three players from Tennessee in Kelsey Robinson, Leslie Cikra and tournament MVP Nikki Fowler on the All-Tournament Team.

The Seminoles return with the University of Kentucky Tournament beginning Friday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. against Kansas State. FSU will face 16th-ranked Kentucky later in the day at 6 p.m., and wraps up with a match versus Virginia Commonwealth at either 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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