Volleyball's Chamberlain Garners All-Region Honors
Junior Selected All-Southwest Region Honorable Mention
LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a breakout junior campaign, North Texas’ Amanda Chamberlain was named AVCA All-Southwest Region Honorable Mention, the organization announced Tuesday. It marks the first all-region selection of her career.
"It's a great recognition for Amanda and is a testament to the individual effort she had this year,” North Texas head coach Andrew Palileo said. “She played consistent all season and now has been recognized as one of the top players in the region, which includes the Big 12 Conference.”
The Mean Green entered the season looking for an offensive weapon to fill the void left by Carnae Dillard and found it in the middle blocker from Lake Wood, Calif.
The 6-foot-3 middle blocker had the best season of her career, leading North Texas in kills (337), attack percentage (.361) and sets played (120), en route to a spot on Conference USA’s First-Team list. All of those marked career-best numbers. She set a match high with 23 kills versus UNC-Wilmington on Sept. 10.
Her .361 attack percentage is the second-highest single-season mark in program history, and she raised her career mark to .333, which ranks No. 1 in the North Texas record books.
Defensively, Chamberlain was third on the team with 82 blocks. She tallied a season-high six blocks on two occasions, first against UT Arlington and again in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament versus Southern Miss.
She was named to the Utah Valley Invitational, North Texas Invitational and Holiday Inn Express SFA Volleyball Invitational All-Tournament Teams this year as well.
"It's great for our program and I know she is looking forward to adding more to her game for the 2017 season,” Palileo added.