A pair of Creighton Volleyball juniors have been named Honorable-Mention All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, it was announced today. Kelli Browning and Michelle Sicner give the Bluejays a pair of All-Americans in the same season for the second straight campaign, when Browning and Megan Bober accomplished the feat.
A junior middle blocker from Waukesha, Wis., Browning averaged 2.45 kills and a BIG EAST-best 1.53 blocks per set for the Bluejays. She hit .323 on the year and ranks eighth nationally in blocks per set. Browning is a two-time all-conference performer and earns joins Bober (2010, 12) as the second player in Creighton Volleyball history to earn All-America acclaim on multiple occasions.
A junior setter from Omaha, Sicner averaged 10.00 assists, 2.68 digs, 1.47 kills and 0.97 blocks per set while also hitting .300 for Creighton in 2013. Sicner led CU with 16 double-doubles and four triple-doubles during the year, which also saw her earn AVCA National Player of the Week honors on October 15. Sicner was recognized as a Second-Team All-BIG EAST selection this fall. This is her first time she's been named an AVCA All-American.
Creighton finished the 2013 season with a 23-9 overall record while winning an NCAA Tournament match for the third time in four seasons. The Bluejays are coached by Kirsten Bernthal Booth.