Austin College senior volleyball player Shelby Eaves has been named First Team All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for her outstanding play during the 2013 season, the league office has announced. Eaves was also one of six SCAC players to receive a vote for the conference Player of the Year award.
Eaves, an outside hitter from Farmersville, led the SCAC and ranked seventh in the nation in kills-per-set on the year, averaging 4.57 with 653 total kills this season. That number is the second highest single season kill total in Austin College volleyball history, and helped move Eaves into second place on the career kills list as well.
Eaves was named the SCAC Player of the Week once this season, and was named to the All-Tournament Teams at Averett, Rhodes, and the Austin College Invitational. In addition to her kill statistics, Eaves also averaged 2.86 digs-per-set and had 34 service aces and 70 total blocks during the regular season. This is the second straight season in which Eaves, the former SCAC Newcomer of the Year, has earned First Team honors.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
About Austin College
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges That Change Lives.