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Marchand earns second straight NAIA honors

by | May 4, 2021 | RRSN News, Volleyball | 0 comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Indiana University South Bend volleyball senior standout Hannah Marchand earned another postseason accolade after being named an honorable mention National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American for the second consecutive year as the league office announced its volleyball postseason awards Tuesday, May 4.

 

Marchand helped IU South Bend see success in an improbable season by the Titans, who had the first month of its season put on pause due to Indiana University placing a hold on all regional campuses from late November to early February. IU South Bend displayed resiliency during the 2020-21 campaign, playing three to four games a week in conference play and earned the fourth seed in the tournament.

The Titans finished 13-6 overall and 12-5 during league play and made it to their second consecutive CCAC seminal before dropping a five-set heartbreaker at top-seeded Olivet Nazarene.

In her second year wearing the Crimson & Cream, Marchand ended the season having recorded five straight matches with double-digit kills and had double-digit kills in 17 of the 19 matches this season. Marchand’s 4.1 kills per set in 19 matches this season was best amongst all conference opponents and 13th best mark in the NAIA.

The Sturgis, Mich. native notched a .294 hitting percentage that ranks fifth in the league. The senior also earned weekly conference honors four times in the shortened season all while being named to the CCAC First Team and AVCA NAIA Mideast All-Region First Team.

For her career Marchand ranks fifth all-time in school history with 745 career kills in just 55 matches and leads the program with 3.86 kills per set.