December 14, 2016 - by
Kubura Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Florida State volleyball junior outside hitter Milica Kubura received her third postseason award on Wednesday when she was named as an honorable mention All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Kubura has also been named First Team All-ACC and AVCA All-East Region since the close of the regular season on Nov. 25.
Kubura, who received All-East Region honors for the second time in her collegiate career earlier this month, ranked among the top Florida State players in the lineup in kills (376-1st), kills/set (2.98-1st), attack percentage (.327-2nd), total attacks (833-2nd), assisted blocks (78-3rd), blocks/set (0.67-3rd).
“I am very proud of Milica and the leadership she brought to the team both on and off the court,” said head coach Chris Poole. “Milica was one of our most consistent players this season and rarely had a bad match. I know she is not satisfied and will work even harder this year to have a great senior season. We are losing a lot of offensive production and will be counting heavily on Milica to lead the team next season with a lot of young players on the roster.”
Along with being one of the most efficient hitters in the Seminole lineup, Kubura wrapped up the regular season ranked eighth in the ACC in hitting percentage. She posted at least a .300 average in 19 matches this season, establishing her season-best hitting percentage (.750) by recording 18 kills on 24 swings against Clemson.
Kubura and teammate Katie Horton, who finished with 362 kills (2.87 kills/set) for the Seminoles in 2016, became just the third set of teammates in the nine years under Poole to tally 300 kills in the course of the season. They joined Jekaterina Stepanova/Visnja Djurdjevic (2011) and Nicole Walch/Elise Walch (2013) in achieving the feat.
The Belgrade, Serbia native enjoyed a solid postseason for the Seminoles, driving home 31 kills (2.38 kills/set) to go along with six assisted blocks. Her best single-match performance in the NCAA Tournament took place in the come-from-behind victory over Florida as she tallied 14 kills on 29 swings to finish with a .414 hitting percentage.
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