Three named to volleyball All-OVC teams

The Ohio Valley Conference named three Kentucky natives from the Tennessee Tech volleyball team to All-Conference this week. This year marks the fourth year in a row for senior standout Leah Meffert and the first for freshmen Natalie Penrod and Allison May.”I’m honored,” May said. “It’s something that I didn’t expect.”

In their first year at Tech, Penrod and May have proved they work hard. Receiving awards for the All-Newcomer Team in the OVC, both Penrod and May have finished their first conference season with a bang.

“Winning anything in the OVC is a difficult task,” Penrod said, “but I’m delighted and honored to receive this award.

“It makes it so much better to know that two of us are in the top seven of all freshmen in the conference.”

Leah Meffert received an award for All-OVC. She had 1,688 kills as of last Saturday’s match against Southeast Missouri, giving her the all-time kill record for Tech.

She is ranked second in the OVC in kills per set with an average of 3.54.

“It feels good to know that my hard work finally paid off,” Meffert said.

“Volleyball is a team sport, so I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.”

Tech won four out of its last five conference matches to lock up the sixth seed in the 2010 OVC tournament.

At deadline, the Golden Eagles were participating in the 2010 OVC Conference championship in Morehead, Ky.

The championship game is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday.

As long as Tech remains in the tournament, fans can listen to a live broadcast of each of the matches live via Free TeamLine. For more information, visit www.TTUSports.com.