Nusbaum, Gish receive ASUN honors for volleyball
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Jack Bluhm
Nusbaum, Gish receive ASUN honors for volleyball

LakePoint, Ga. - Two Bisons were honored with postseason awards on Wednesday night at the banquet for the ASUN Conference Championship.

Senior Carlyle Nusbaum was a unanimous selection to the ASUN All-Conference First Team, and Freshman Logan Gish was a unanimous selection to the All-Freshman Team.

This is the third time that Nusbaum has been selected to be on the All-Conference First Team. The only time that Nusbaum was not selected for the All-Conference First Team in her career at Lipscomb was her freshman year when she was selected for the All-Freshman Team.

The Overland Park, Kansas native was one of two unanimous selections for the First Team, and it was easy to see why as she lead Lipscomb and the ASUN in a number of statistical categories.

She finished the regular season with 398 kills, an average of 4.02 per set, 459.5 total points, an average a 4.64 per set and 307 digs. The only stat out of those just mentioned where Nusbaum did not lead Lipscomb is in digs, in which she ranks second.

When it comes to the overall conference, she ranked first in kills per set, points and points per set, and ranked second in kills.

“I am excited for Carlyle to once again be recognized by the fellow ASUN coaches,” said Head Coach Brandon Rosenthal. “I believe that it speaks volumes as to all the hard work that she has put in over her four years.

"To be named to this team for the past three years is a tremendous accomplishment. One that she doesn't take lightly and also one that she will acknowledge the assistance she gets when it comes to receiving individual accolades.”

The outside hitter recorded 14 double-doubles this year matching her total from a season ago. Nusbaum also earned three ASUN Player of the Week awards, giving her 12 total during her time at Lipscomb. That adds to her mark of the most by any volleyball player in ASUN history.

“Carlyle is truly a special talent, and she and her hard work have brought a great deal of attention to Lipscomb Volleyball and ASUN volleyball,” Rosenthal said. “I continue to be proud of her and the work that she and the rest of her team put in on a daily basis.”

In just 15 matches played, six of those being starts, Gish ended the season with 64 kills, an average of 1.64 per set, 78 points, an average of 2.00 per set and 11 total blocks. Her best outing of the season came on the road versus Stetson where she recorded 12 kills and 13 total points, ranking second on the team behind Nusbaum.

Lipscomb will take on No. 6 North Florida in the second game of the ASUN Conference Championship Thursday at 6:30 p.m.