SMSU's Reiss Named DII 1st Team All-American

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Southwest Minnesota State University senior Taylor Reiss has been named to the 37th annual American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America teams for NCAA Division II, announced on Tuesday morning.

12 athletes honored on the AVCA All-America teams have received this award in the past with Reiss leading this year's selections as the lone recipient in this class to garner AVCA All-American honors three times.

Reiss, an outside hitter from Taunton, Minn., and the 2017 AVCA National Player of the Year, closed her outstanding senior season leading SMSU in kills (664), while hitting .306 (664-151—1,676) with 394 digs, 69 blocks and 34 service aces.

Reiss, who was named the Conference Commissioner's Association (CCA) Region Player of the Year and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Year earlier this month, currently ranks first in the latest (Nov. 17) Division II national statistics in kills, points per set (6.42) and kills per set (5.72), while ranking second in attacks per set (14.45) and third in total attacks with 1,676.

Reiss finished her four-year career ranking second in team history in kills (2,146), second in kills per set (4.94), second in attempts (5,293), second in points (2,431.5) and ninth in hitting percentage (.309).

Reiss helped the Mustangs to a 23-9 overall record and another appearance in the NCAA Tournament.