Western’s Heilborn earns All-West Region honors

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:07pm
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Calley Heilborn. COURTESY PHOTO, WWU Athletics

Calley Heilborn. COURTESY PHOTO, WWU Athletics

Western Washington University’s Calley Heilborn earned first-team All-West Region honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and second-team All-West Region recognition from the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA), the school announced Wednesday.

Heilborn, a redshirt freshman outside hitter who prepped at Auburn Riverside High School, was the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. She started all 28 matches in her first collegiate season, averaging 3.31 kills per set (sixth in GNAC) and 3.99 digs per set (seventh in the GNAC), both team-leading marks. She has also hit at a high percentage (.257, 14th in GNAC) and ranks sixth in the conference averaging 3.91 points per set (387.5 total points).

Western Washington is making its eighth consecutive and 14th overall appearance in the NCAA Division II Championships with West Regional play beginning Thursday in San Bernardino, Calif.

The Vikings head into the postseason 26-2 overall and are the No. 2 seed in the eight-team West Regional. WWU begins regional play on Thursday against No. 7 seed Hawai’i Hilo (23-7) with first serve scheduled for 2:30 p.m. All matches in the West Regional will be played in The Den and hosted by No. 1 seed Cal State San Bernardino.

All games during the West Regional will be streamed live online via the CCAA Network.

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