Nov. 27, 2007 - The Bulldog volleyball squad had two players, junior middle blocker Allie Cherven and junior right side hitter Melissa Keck, named AVCA All-Americans on Monday. It marked the second time that Cherven was named an All-American (after garnering honorable mention status last season), while Keck is a first-time selection.
Cherven, a second-team All-American selection, finished the season with a team-high 184 blocks (1.39 per game) and hit .324 in her second season with Truman after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh following her freshman season. She had a career-high 14 blocks in the regional championship match against Washburn and played in 39 of the team’s 42 matches.
Keck, a third-team All-American selection, recorded 3.20 kills per game and hit a team-high .335 for the season. She ranked third on the team in total blocks with 94, while also playing in 39 of the team’s 42 matches.
Both players were named to the South Central all-region team last week.
Truman finished its season with a 36-6 overall record and broke school records for total kills, assists, digs and blocks. The squad played 17 matches against teams ranked in the CSTV/AVCA top-25 coaches' poll at the time of the match, going 13-4, and did not allow a single opponent to hit better than .250 in a match throughout the 2007 campaign.