Groth Named All-Region, Honorable Mention All-American

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Release: December 04, 2012
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Brittany Groth becomes the first Green Bay player to earn all-region honors since Janelle Tomlinson (2003).

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - Green Bay volleyball senior Brittany Groth (Oak Creek, Wis.) has been selected as a member of the 2012 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Midwest Region Team, the AVCA announced on Tuesday. Groth becomes just the second player in Phoenix history to be named to an all-region team, and the first since 2003.

In addition to her all-region award, Groth was also tabbed as an Honorable Mention All-American.

"Receiving an award like this is something that not only reflects individual success, but our team's success," Groth said. "Everything I do on the court is a product of my teammates making it easier for me. It is a great way to end my career at Green Bay, and I am very honored."

Groth finished her standout career as Green Bay's all-time digs leader with 1,851 after tallying a school-record total of 680 as a senior in 2012. Her league-leading 6.24 digs per set average in 2012 ranked third among all NCAA Division I players and also set a new single-season school record.

The 2012 All-Horizon League performer was a three-time Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week in 2012, winning the award on Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Nov. 12. Groth's first weekly award of the year came after she set the school record for digs in a three-set match (29) on Aug. 25 against Auburn.

Groth was one of four Horizon League players on the All-Midwest Region Team, as Cleveland State's Marie Frease and Kara Koch and Valparaiso's Taylor Root also made the squad. Earning honorable mention recognition were UIC's MaryKate Imrie and Valpo's Ellen Vanden Berg.

For a complete list of all the AVCA All-Region Teams, click here.

For a complete list of All-Americans, click here.

The only other Green Bay player to be named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region Team was Janelle Tomlinson in 2003 - the year the Phoenix qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Three others have earned honorable mentions to the all-region squad, with the most recent being Betty Slinger in 2006.


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