Dec. 12, 2012
IRVING, Texas - For the third consecutive year, Tulsa senior Tyler Hendersonhas been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America second team, the organization announced Wednesday.
C-USA also has eight players earning honorable mention accolades. Rice and UTEP top the chart with two honorees each, while SMU, Tulsa, UAB and UCF each have one award winner.
Henderson, a native of Oklahoma City, is the only player in Conference USA history to earn second team honors and appear on three consecutive AVCA teams. This also marks a first for the Golden Hurricane program. A three-time C-USA Player of the Year, Henderson led the NCAA in kills per set (5.22) and points per set (5.79) this season. She also accomplished this feat as a sophomore in 2010.
Henderson recorded double-digit kills in 33 tilts and 20-or-more kills 14 times this year. She ends her collegiate career ranked second in the league with 2,525 career kills (5.22 kps), the most in NCAA Division 1 history during the 25-point rally scoring era. She also has scored a C-USA record 2,711.5 career points (5.60 pps). Tulsa finished the season with a 26-10 record, and made its third straight appearance in the NCAA Championship. The Golden Hurricane also won its third consecutive C-USA title.
2012 AVCA All-America Teams
Tyler Henderson, Tulsa (Sr., OH)
Caroline Young, SMU (So., OH)
Megan Murphy, Rice (R-Jr., S)
Nancy Cole, Rice (Sr., MB)
Jessica Adams, Tulsa (Sr., L)
Sam Serley, UAB (Sr., MB)
DeLaina Sarden, UCF (So., MB)
Xitalali Herrera, UTEP (Jr., MB)
Jeane Horton, UTEP (Jr., OH)