Quartet of Volleyball Players Receive All-OCCAC Recognition

Quartet of Volleyball Players Receive All-OCCAC Recognition

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) released its postseason awards for volleyball on Monday and four members of the Columbus State team received this prestigious recognition.

Bobby Diamond, Audrey Jenkins, and Tate Rybarczyk picked up First Team All-OCCAC laurels while Akea Hunter was awarded Honorable Mention All-OCCAC.

Diamond, a sophomore outside hitter, received this award last season, along with First Team all-American status. This season, she is averaging 3.89 kills per set while hitting .352, in addition to her 0.88 blocks and 1.16 digs per set. She has received three Conference Player of the Week nods this season.

Jenkins, a sophomore setter, was named Setter of the Year by the conference.  She is averaging 9.70 assists, 2.79 digs, and 0.77 kills per set. She also received one Player of the Week nomination.

Rybarczyk, a sophomore transfer from Ohio Dominican, was named the conference's Libero of the Year. Averaging 5.46 digs per set, she leads the nation in total digs this season.

Hunter, a freshman middle, rounds out the quartet of all-OCCAC Cougars. She is averaging 1.15 blocks and 1.35 kills per set.

Currently 26-9, Columbus State wrapped up conference play with a 13-3 record. They are currently preparing for the national tournament, set to begin on Thu, Nov. 14 in Rochester, Minnesota.