COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lipscomb sophomore outside hitter Carlyle Nusbaum continues to be honored for her outstanding season.
Wednesday Nusbaum was named as an Honorable Mention Division I All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as part of the NCAA Final Four week.
“I think this is the ultimate response to the national level we have been talking about,” Lipscomb coach Brandon Rosenthal said. “I couldn’t be more proud of her. I am proud of our team. As I have said before players don’t get individual honors like this without the help of their teammates.”
Nusbaum, from Overland Park, Kansas, has earned several honors this season including AVCA All-South Region, the ASUN Conference Player of the Year and ASUN Tournament Most Valuable Player awards.
She is the first Lipscomb player to be named a Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week. Nusbaum is only the second player in ASUN history to earn five player of the week awards in a season. She also was named ASUN Defensive Player of the Week.
Nusbaum is 15th nationally in kills per set with 4.5 and 31st in total kills with 491. She is first in the ASUN in both categories.
“This is well-deserved for Carlyle,” Rosenthal said. “She is only a sophomore and that makes it even more exciting. This honors how well she played on both the conference and national levels.
“Here in Columbus at the Final Four coaches have been stopping us and complimenting us on her efforts. She still has a lot of her career left.”
Rosenthal explained that in the past all All-Region players not named to the top three All-America teams automatically received honorable mention.
“That is not the case anymore,” Rosenthal said. “Now they have to be voted in.
“Carlyle is the only player in the conference to be named. When you look at the list it is the best of the best.”