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Corbin Named Honorable Mention All-American

December 17, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Setter Kallie Corbin is the first AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-American in Liberty volleyball history.

Setter Kallie Corbin is the first AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-American in Liberty volleyball history.

Liberty junior setter Kallie Corbin has been recognized as a 2008 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I Honorable Mention All-American, it was announced today. Corbin becomes the first Division I Honorable Mention All-American in Liberty volleyball history.

Corbin (Beaverton, Ore.) was one of 18 setters in the nation to be included on either the first team, second team, third team or honorable mention All-America lists. She was also the only Big South Conference player to be honored.

Corbin, also an AVCA All-East Region performer, has won numerous awards this season. She became the first setter to be named Big South Player of the Year since 1995 and was the first player in conference history ever to capture back-to-back Big South Championship MVP honors. Corbin was the Big South Player of the Week on Oct. 27 and was a two-time CVU.com Top Performer (Nov. 18 & 25).

The Oregon native paced the Lady Flames in both assists (1,144) and service aces (45), ranking second in the Big South in both categories. She has now recorded Liberty's three highest single-season ace totals since rally scoring was instituted in 2001. Corbin boosted her career marks to 3,843 assists and 1,114 digs, making her the first player in program history to exceed 3,500 career assists and 1,000 career digs.

Corbin helped the Lady Flames go 25-9 during the 2008 season and repeat as Big South champions for the first time in program history. Liberty then won a set in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship for the second year in a row, dropping a 3-1 decision to No. 4 national seed Nebraska on Dec. 5. The Cornhuskers are one of four teams battling for the NCAA Division I National Championship, this weekend in Omaha, Neb.