Volleyball Fans Invited to Annual Banquet

Jan. 9, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In appreciation of the outstanding support from the Big Blue Nation in 2014, Kentucky volleyball head coach Craig Skinner and the Wildcats are inviting the fans to attend the team's banquet to help celebrate another successful season.

The annual banquet will be held Friday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. ET at the University of Kentucky Student Center. Fans wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by Jan. 19 to Director of Operations Mandy Robbe at 859-257-2532 or mandy.robbe@uky.edu. The cost is $25 per person.

"We are excited to share and celebrate our 2014 season with our staff, fans & supporters," Skinner said. "Year in and year out, we have been very successful at home, and the loyal support of the Big Blue Nation plays a big part in that. As we look back at the 2014 season, honor our graduating seniors and turn the page towards 2015, we would like to invite the fans to have the opportunity take part in our celebration."

The Wildcats posted a 27-6 record in 2014, the most wins in a season since 2011 and the third-most in Skinner's tenure.

Junior setter Morgan Bergren was named a Second-Team All-America selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), and seniors Jackie Napper and Lauren O'Conner and sophomore Anni Thomasson earned All-America honorable mention honors. The four Wildcats to earn All-America accolades set a single-season program record.

Bergren, Napper, O'Conner and Thomasson were also named to the AVCA All-Region Team, tied for the most All-Region accolades in one year in team history.

In the Southeastern Conference, Napper was named the league's Libero of the Year, and Bergren, Napper, O'Conner and Thomasson earned a spot on the All-SEC Team and freshman Kaz Brown was an All-Freshman Team honoree.

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