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Swanson Named AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention

Kate Swanson.
Kate Swanson.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Yale junior libero Kate Swanson was named to the AVCA All-East Region Honorable Mention team, the association announced on Wednesday.

Swanson was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year last month and earned a spot on the All-Ivy First Team.  She led the Ivy League in digs per set.

"I'm so proud of Kate Swanson and what she contributed to the season this championship seaon," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said.  

A Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., native, Swanson led the Ivy League with a 5.43 digs per set average in league matches and totaled 266 digs in conference play.  Swanson earned an All-Ivy spot for the second straight year and averaged 4.64 digs per set, which stands as the seventh highest single-season average in Yale history.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity