Dupont and Sheredy Garner AVCA All-America Status

Dupont and Sheredy Garner AVCA All-America Status

St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 15, 2016 – Seniors Caroline Dupont and Rexi Sheredy of the Washington University in St. Louis volleyball team were selected by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as All-Americans, as announced by the AVCA office Tuesday morning.

Dupont was named to the AVCA All-America second team, while Sheredy earned All-America third team honors. Dupont has received the honor all four years at WashU, while Sheredy earned the honor for the second time in her four-year career.

This season, Dupont has earned First Team All-Association honors from the University Athletic Association (UAA) and All-Central Region in addition to Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week and multiple Athlete of the Week awards from the UAA. Most recently Dupont was named the NCAA Division III Whitewater Regional Most Outstanding Player. She helped the Bears reach the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time since 2010 over the weekend with 41 kills and a.346 hitting percentage.

On the season she has tallied 359 kills, a .336 hitting percentage, 36 aces, 129 digs and 129 blocks. Over the course of her career, Dupont has left her stamp on the WashU program. The Leawood, Kan.-native ranks seventh overall with 439 career blocks and ninth overall with 1,453 kills.

Sheredy elevated her status from All-America honorable mention in 2015 to the third team in 2016. The San Jose, Calif.-native is a six rotation player and has amassed 304 kills and 370 digs this season. Sheredy increased her hitting percentage to a career-high .286 rate while averaging a career-high 3.14 digs per set.

During the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Sheredy totaled a career-high 22 kills with 15 digs in a five set victory over Heidelberg. Sheredy once again proved her value in the NCAA Regional Round Championship match against No. 11 UW-Whitewater. The Bears defeated the Warhawks 3-1 as Sheredy totaled her 14th double-double of the season with 12 kills and 11 digs. She is one of only nine players in WashU history to exceed 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.

WashU will face No. 14 Mary Washington University in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Thursday at 8 p.m. (CT) in Oshkosh, Wis. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.