LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior captain Christina Cornelius earned AVCA East Region Honorable Mention recognition as announced by the association today. Most recently, Cornelius earned first team All-Ivy honors for the second time in her career.
Cornelius earns the AVCA honor after leading the team with 242 kills and 87 blocks. Cornelius ranked eighth in the Ivy League with a .289 overall hitting percentage and blocks per set (0.96). During the 2017 season, Cornelius met or surpassed six career highs and registered a hitting percentage over .350 in seven matches. The Los Angeles native grabbed her first career Ivy League Player of the Week honors after Harvard earned regional bragging rights by sweeping the New England Challenge in mid-September. In three matches, Cornelius totaled 30 kills, five aces, 22 digs and 16 blocks. The junior has played in every match over the last two seasons and was a starter in all 23 contests during the 2017 campaign.
The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of almost 7,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers.
The full list of honorees can be found here.