Dillard Picks Up Third Conference USA Weekly Award in 2014

Junior Carnae Dillard picked up 41 kills en route to her 3rd weekly award of 2014.
Nov. 3, 2014

DENTON - Junior outside hitter Carnae Dillard was named Conference USA offensive player of the week after leading North Texas to a postseason berth with 41 total kills and 33 total digs across two matches played in week ten. The award is the third conference weekly honor given to her this season. Dillard won offensive player of the week in both of the first two weeks of 2014.

This season has been a breakout year for the junior, who currently ranks in the top five of the nation in six different statistical categories (5.27 kills per set, 5.74 points per set, 12.79 attacks per set and 1,215 total attacks). In 95 sets played this season, Dillard has recorded 501 total kills, netting her the second spot in the nation, and 18 double-doubles to tie for the NCAA lead.

Dillard has already eclipsed her 2013 kill total of 473 with 501 kills through 26 matches played this season, with a minimum of five matches still left on the slate. In less than three seasons played at North Texas, she has soared through the ladder of the Mean Green all-time career kills list. Currently, Dillard sits behind only North Texas Hall of Famer Corina Marginas with 1,526 kills, trailing by 685 kills with just over a season left in her career.

Dillard continues to etch her name in the North Texas volleyball record books, hoping to leave a mark on the program in a similar manner that Marginas did. During her careeer from 2000 to 2003, Marginas became the most decorated Mean Green volleyball player in program history, picking up a Sun Belt Freshman of the Year award, a Sun Belt Player of the Year award and an AVCA All-American honor her senior year. Dillard, a seemingly mirror image of Marginas, picked up the only other Sun Belt Freshman of the year award two seasons ago.



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