O'Connor is the first Catamount to earn All-Conference Honors since 2014
WCU downed The Citadel on the road 3-0 Friday night
Senior Katie O'Connor led with a career-high 21 kills while compiling a .677 attack percentage
Freshman MaKenzie White led a balanced WCU attack with 12 kills
The freshman posted team-highs in kills, 20, and digs, 15
Western Carolina versus ETSU Southern Conference Championship Quarterfinals
Western Carolina Volleyball Senior Night
WCU versus UNC Asheville
Western Carolina versus Charleston Southern
WCU volleyball versus UNCG
2016 (Freshman): Appeared in 25 matches for the Catamounts while making 19 starts ... Earned a spot on the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Named Second Team All-State honors from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) ... Led the Catamounts in blocks per set (1.16) while ranking third in the Southern Conference ... Had 17 matches with three or more blocks including six-straight matches to close out the season with five or more blocks ... Turned in a career-high eight blocks at Wofford (10/22) ... The 1.16 blocks per set ranked third in the single season WCU record book ... Had five matches with double-figure kills including a career-high 15 against Samford (10/01) and Chattanooga (11/05) ... Had four service aces on the year including a career-high three at ETSU (10/07) ... Appeared on the 2016-17 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Named Blue Ridge Player of the Year as a freshman ... First team All-Conference selection ... Named to the All-Region first team ... Selected as Offensive Player of the Year ... As a sophomore, repeated as Blue Ridge Player of the Year ... Earned first team all-conference and all-region ... Added first team All-State recognition ... Reached 1,000 career kills ... Led team to a conference championship ... Also competed in track & field ... Won the long jump state championship in 2014 and was part of three relay state championship teams in 2012.