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Tri-County Conference volleyball awards released

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Staff Photo by Dustin Ward
Gideon's Niki Lowry eyes a ball earlier this season. Lowry was selected Tri-County Conference volleyball Player of the Year.
The Tri-County Conference volleyball awards were recently released.

The Gideon volleyball program took home the top awards in the conference.

Gideon's Niki Lowry was selected Tri-County Conference Player of the Year. Lowry averaged 10.3 kills per game.

"Niki, a junior, is very deserving of this award," Gideon coach Kristen Ashabranner said. "She has worked hard this season and is a tremendous athlete. Niki is a strong outside hitter and has worked hard to become the athlete she is today. Niki led our team in kills per game, is very aggressive and gives 110 percent all the time."

Ashabranner was selected Tri-County Conference Coach of the Year. Gideon's varsity volleyball team finished with a record of 26-7, won the Tri-County Conference Tournament, Class 1, District 1 and the Gideon Invitation volleyball tournament.

"It is an honor to be selected Coach of the Year for the Tri-County Conference," Ashabranner said. "First of all I have to thank God for the opportunity to coach these girls. Also, I have to give credit to the girls. They are a wonderful group to coach. They are the absolute best. Both teams had a tremendous season and they made it easy to do what I do."

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Staff Photo by Dustin Ward
Gideon coach Kristen Ashabranner (standing) cheers her team on at the Class 1 volleyball sectional. Ashabranner was selected Tri-County Conference Coach of the Year.
View a complete list of Tri-County all-conference volleyball awards below:

Notes: Name spellings provided by conference officials. The Tri-County Conference coaches vote on the awards.

VARSITY

First-team

Niki Lowry - Gideon

Jordan Zolman - Southland

Beth Thompson - Gideon

Mia Jones - Clarkton

Mary Oliver Coppage - Cooter

Breanna Berry - Gideon

Second-team

Lindsey Gaskins - Cooter

Katelyn Palmer - North Pemiscot

Miranda Pyles - Southland

Ashlei Jones - Clarkton

D'Erica Rucker - Clarkton

Taylor Ozborn - Campbell

Honorable-mention

Alexis Swift - Holcomb

Jana Stanfield - Gideon

Michaela Babb - Delta C-7

Kaleigh Ward - Delta C-7

Megan Rinehart - North Pemiscot

Morgan Acup - Holcomb

Sadie Vandergriff - Risco

Katie Barger - Cooter

Amanda Smith - Southland

JUNIOR VARSITY

First-team

Brooke Earnhart - Gideon

Katie Riley - Clarkton

Taryn Trowbridge - Holcomb

Sara Landers - Gideon

Torie Fultz - Delta C-7

Sierra Loft - Clarkton

Second-team

Justice Flowers - Cooter

Lindsey Busby - Holcomb

Hannah Ross - Clarkton

Rianna Holloway - Campbell

Chelsey Thacker - Delta C-7

Sierra Muse - Gideon

Honorable-mention

Kayli Weeks - North Pemiscot

Jacqueline Lanier - Cooter

Ashlyn Bridges - Holcomb

Lindsey Davis - Delta C-7

Tameka Hammond - Clarkton

Kirsten Flowers - Cooter



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