BOISE, Idaho--Boise State sophomore outside hitter Sierra Nobley has been named AVCA All-Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, while senior setter Sarah Baugh earned all-region honorable mention. Both players are now eligible for All-America honors.
Nobley earned honorable mention last season, while this is the first AVCA recognition for Baugh, who finished third in the nation in assists per set this season. Nobley and Baugh were two of six Bronco players named to the All-Mountain West Conference team last week.
Nobley, who is the ninth Boise State player to earn All-Region honors, was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week a school record five times this season. Sierra led the Broncos with a school record 513 kills, 18th in the nation and 4th in MW history. Nobley was sixth nationally with 4.75 kills per set, also a Boise State record. Nobley set a MW record with 316 kills in conference play, and her 5.3 points per set was first in the Mountain West, eighth in the country, and another Bronco record.
Baugh finished the season with 12.17 assists per set, the second--best mark in school history. She finished her four-year career ranked fourth all-time in career assists with 3,751, despite playing part-time her first two seasons. Baugh's deceptive distribution to her teammates enabled the Broncos to lead the nation in kills per set (15.54) and Boise State set a school record with 14.56 assists per set to also pace the country. The Broncos ranked 12th nationally with a hitting percentage of 28 percent, also a school record.