(Editor's note: Montana Tech news release)
BUTTE — The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the 2023 NAIA All-America Teams today. Olivia Muir was named a Third Team All-American and Maureen Jessop was selected Honorable Mention.
Muir, a senior outside hitter from Smoot, Wyoming, was named the Frontier Conference Player of the Year and was named a NAIA Third Team All-American. Averaging 3.6 kills per set, Muir led the conference in that category as well as points per set. Muir finished the year with a .258 hitting percentage and 400 total kills.
Muir was the only Frontier Conference athlete named an All-American this year.
Muir was named all-conference all three seasons as an Oredigger and made the first team the last two seasons. She finished her career at Tech with 1,002 total kills.
Jessop, a graduate student playing in her fifth season, was second in the conference averaging 3.46 kills per set and 3.8 points per set. She finished the year with a .219 hitting percentage. Jessop wraps up her career as Montana Tech’s all-time leader in kills with 1,759.
Jessop is now a four-time first team all-conference selection and was the Frontier Conference Player of the Year in 2022. Jessop is a two-time NAIA Honorable Mention All-American and was named to the NAIA All-America Third Team in 2022.
Montana Tech made it to the NAIA Volleyball National Championship Final Site with their season ending in pool play in Sioux City, Iowa. The Orediggers finished the season with a 24-6 overall record and climbed to No. 9 in the NAIA Coaches Top 25.
The complete NAIA All-America teams can be viewed here.