Fla.—Edina Begic earned Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the
Year and second team All-Sun Belt Conference honors announced today at the 2011
Sun Belt Volleyball Championships Banquet. Begic led the team in kills and was
second in digs during her first season as a Trojan.
Bosnia-native becomes the fourth UALR volleyball player to earn Freshman of the
Year honors along with Tanja Radovic in
1997, Ivana Kuzmic in 2002, and Lenka Melicharkova in 2007.
UALR becomes just one of
two Sun Belt institutions to have four Freshman of the Year honors.
Begic, a 6-2 outside
hitter, averaged 3.88 kills and 2.64 digs per set. She has recorded 22 double-digit
kill matches, 11 double-digit dig matches, and a team-high 11 double-doubles
for the season. Her 415 total kills ranks her tied for tenth in UALR
Begic recorded career-high
of 32 kills against Arkansas State, 22 digs twice, with the last against
Louisiana-Lafayette, and six total blocks at WKU. Her 32 kills ranks her fifth
in individual match records.
The UALR volleyball team
opens the 2011 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Thursday as they face No. 2
Middle Tennessee. Match is set for 11 a.m. in Miami, Fla.
All-Sun Belt Conference Team
Fielder, Arkansas State
Adams, Middle Tennessee
Szivos, Middle Tennessee
Tipps, Arkansas State
Kearney, Arkansas State
Oladinni, Middle Tennessee
Godfrey, North Texas
of the Year: Edina
Player of the Year: Ashley
the Year: Jordyn
the Year: Justin
Ingram, Arkansas State