MIAMI – North Texas outside hitter Eboni Godfrey earned All-Sun Belt Conference honors on Wednesday, becoming the first Mean Green freshman to earn an all-league selection since Hall-of-Famer Corina Marginas in 2000.
Godfrey ranks second among all Sun Belt freshmen with 3.08 kills per set, and is the first freshman to lead North Texas in total kills since Marginas. Her 354 total kills ranks 6th overall in the league. She also earned Lamar Invitational and Islander Classic all-tournament teams.
An asset on the defensive side of the game, Godfrey ranks second at NT with 2.43 digs per set, and her 23 aces rank second at NT.
She posted a career match against Towson, which featured 21 kill on 74 attacks and four blocks. Godfrey, who is one of just three NT players to start every match this year, showed her defensive abilities in a 21 dig performance at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Godfrey and the Mean Green will take on No. 3 Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
All-Sun Belt Conference Teams
Cayla Fielder, Arkansas State
Faimie Kingsley, Denver
Jovana Bjelica, FIU
Ashley Adams, Middle Tennessee
Maria Szivos, Middle Tennessee
Tiffany Elmore, WKU
Jordyn Skinner, WKU
Melanie Stutsman, WKU
Edina Begic, UALR
Ashley Tipps, Arkansas State
Allison Kearney, Arkansas State
Oyinlola Oladinni, Middle Tennessee
Eboni Godfrey, North Texas
Courtney Cohen, Troy
Ashley Potts, WKU
Lindsay Williams, WKU
Freshman of the Year: Edina Begic, UALR
Defensive Player of the Year: Ashley Potts, WKU
Player of the Year: Jordyn Skinner, WKU
Coach of the Year: Justin Ingram, Arkansas State