Carrie Arago and Carrie Bosworth Earn All-TAAC Volleyball Honors

Nov. 16, 2000

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior outside hitter Carrie Arago (Orlando, Fla.) and junior setter Carrie Bosworth (Centerville, Mass.) earned spots on the All-Trans America Athletic Conference teams, as announced by the league office on Thursday.

Arago, the TAAC Player of the Year in 1999, earned first-team All-TAAC honors while Bosworth garnered second-team recognition. It is the third time Arago earned All-TAAC recognition after also being named to the All-Freshman Team in 1998, while the distinction is the first of Bosworth's collegiate career.

Arago is the only player in the TAAC to rank among the NCAA leaders with the 11th spot in service aces with 0.57 a game. In addition to pacing JU in aces, Arago also leads the Dolphins in kills per game (3.79) and digs per game (3.59).

For the year, she's tallied 258 kills, 244 digs, 39 aces, 27 set assists and 20 blocks. Arago, who tied a JU five-game match record with nine service aces against Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 8), ranks first in the TAAC in service aces, second in digs and fourth in kills.

Bosworth, who is in her second season as a starter, earned All-TAAC honors after pacing the Dolphins with 1,074 assists which currently ranks second on the JU single-season list and just 49 behind record holder and current assistant coach Aiko Beltran (1998). Bosworth is also on pace to set the single-season set assist per game record with 11.07 per game which is 1.23 assists better than Beltran's 1998 record of 9.84.

Bosworth ranks second in the TAAC in sets per game and is 12th in hitting percentage with a .253 mark (165 kills, 57 errors, 427 attempts). She has two triple-doubles on the year, including a 52 assist, 17 dig, 12 kill performance against UNC-Ashville (Sept. 2). For the season, Bosworth has 1,074 assists, 192 digs, 165 kills, 39 blocks and 17 service aces.

Joining Arago on the first team are Anna Popenko of Georgia State, Piper Morgan of UCF, Tinsley Gordon of Campbell, Miki Ford of Stetson and Whitney Miller of Samford.

On the second team are Bosworth, Lori Lombard of Florida Atlantic, Kelby Rumph of Jacksonville State, Jill Theineman of Georgia State, Emily Larson of Troy State and Leyre Santaella Sante of UCF.

Georgia State swept the "big three" honors with Dr. Richard Leonard winning Coach of the Year, Popenko earning Player of the Year and Molly Sapp being tabbed Freshman of the Year.

TAAC 2000 Volleyball Post Season Honors

Coach of the Year:     Dr. Richard Leonard
                              Georgia State

Player of the Year: Anna Popenko Georgia State

Freshman of the Year: Molly Sapp Georgia State

All-TAAC First-Team: Anna Popenko Georgia State OH Jr. Piper Morgan UCF MB Jr. Tinsley Gordon Campbell MB Sr. Miki Ford Stetson MB Sr. Carrie Arago JU OH Jr. Whitney Miller Samford MB Jr.

All-TAAC Second-Team: Lori Lombard Florida Atlantic OH Sr. Kelby Rumph Jacksonville State OH Sr. Jill Thieneman Georgia State MB Sr. Carrie Bosworth JU S Jr. Emily Larson Troy State S Sr. Leyre Santaella Sante UCF OH Fr.

All-Freshman Team: Leyre Santaella Sante UCF OH Molly Sapp Georgia State OH Lindsey Whalen UCF OH Haven Triboulet Troy State OH Amanda Sapp Georgia State MB Rachel Hassan Troy State MB