ThrowbackThursday: Dillard Breaks North Texas Kills Record
Mean Green Sports Revisits Some of the Year's Biggest Highlights
It’s Throwback Thursday and MeanGreenSports.com is revisiting some of the most notable moments of the 2015-16 North Texas Athletics calendar.
For this week’s installation of the series, we take a look back at the record-breaking career of volleyball star Carnae Dillard, who leaves North Texas as the program’s all-time leader in kills and attacks.
After entering the season as the team’s lone senior and unparalleled leader, Dillard lit up scoreboards across the country with her dominant force at the net. Even early in the year, it became apparent that it was only a matter of time before records started to fall.
Mean Green fans packed into the North Texas Volleyball Center on October 30 to see Dillard claim her mark on NT history, but a three-set sweep of Southern Miss put Dillard’s record watch on hold as she missed the record by a mere four kills. She would go on to etch her name in the North Texas record books in the next match, a road showdown with Florida Atlantic on Nov. 6.
The four-year letterwinner and San Antonio native used a single-season record 687 kills in 2015 to pace North Texas and lead the nation in kills per set. She finishes her career with 2,327 kills, breaking a mark that had stood for 12 years. Dillard, perhaps the greatest volleyball player in program history, will continue her athletic career overseas as a member of the Engelholms Volleybollsällskap team in Sweden.
Stay tuned for another Mean Green highlight next Thursday.
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