CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNC Asheville’s Anna Moore and Rachel Wells were named First Team All-Conference by the Big South, it was announced Tuesday by the conference office, with Katie Davis earning All-Conference Honorable Mention, Shelby Erickson earning All-Freshman Honors and Christine Lakatos earning a spot on the All-Academic Team.

Moore has earned three All-Tournament Honors this season, and was named the Big South Player of the Week for the week twice this year. Moore was named Tournament MVP at the WCU Invitational. She is tied for third in the league in hitting percentage (.323), fifth in blocks (1.00 per set) and fifth in aces per set (0.34). Moore leads the team in hitting percentage and blocks.

Wells leads the nation in digs, averaging 6.42 per set. She tallied a career-best and school record 54 digs against Radford on Nov. 16. Wells is seventh in the league in service aces with 35. She has recorded 20 or more digs in 19 matches including seven matches with 30 or more and three with 40 or more. Wells tallied a career-high seven aces against NC Central on Sept. 3. 

Davis is second in the league assists, averaging 10.05 per set. She posted a career-high 54 assists against Charleston Southern on Oct. 25. Davis has tallied 30 or more assists in 23 matches, 40 or more in 13 and 50 or more in 5 matches. She posted a career-high 10 kills at Presbyterian on Nov. 8. Davis tallied double digit digs in nine matches including 22 against Coastal Carolina on Oct. 26. She posted career high six blocks vs. Charlotte.

Erickson is third on the team in kills with 173. She is hitting .165 on the season, with 60 digs and 33 blocks on the year. She’s recorded double digit kills in six matches including a career best 14 against USC Upstate on Oct. 1. Erickson posted a career best four blocks at Charleston Southern on Oct. 25.

Lakatos is third in the league in kills per set (3.44). She tallied double digit kills in 22 matches this season. Lakatos posted 20 or more kills in three matches, including a career-high 26 against Presbyterian on Nov. 8. She recorded a career-best seven blocks against Boston College on Aug. 31. Lakatos recorded double digit digs in 11 matches including a career-high 20 against Western Carolina on Aug. 31.

The 2013 Big South Volleyball Championship presented by Musco Sports Lighting begins on Thursday, Nov. 21 with four quarterfinal matches.  The championship is being hosted by Presbyterian College at the Templeton Center on the PC campus.

2013 Big South Conference Volleyball Award Winners

First-Team All-Conference
Rachel Wiechecki, OH, Jr., Radford
Chelsea Davis, OH, Jr., High Point
Irene Ojukwu, OH, Sr., Winthrop
Gabrielle Horvath, OH, So., Coastal Carolina
Kindra Bailey, MB, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Jade Craycraft, S, Sr., Liberty
Emma Deininger, MB, Jr., Radford
Anna Moore, MB, Sr., UNC Asheville
Rachel Wells, LIB, Sr., UNC Asheville

Second-Team All-Conference
Cheyanne James, OH, So., Radford
Andrea Barman, MB, Sr., Presbyterian College
Kristin Heldt, RS, Jr., High Point
Maddie Simpson, S, Sr., High Point
Lian Bernett, OH, R-So., Coastal Carolina
Lauren Alejo, S, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Mary Trimpe, LIB, Sr., Presbyterian College

Honorable Mention All-Conference
Rachel Lenz, MB, So., Winthrop
Lillie Happel, OH, Sr., Liberty
Erin LaVenice, MB, Sr., Charleston Southern
Kendle Rollins, MB, Sr., Liberty
Katie Davis, S, So.,UNC Asheville

All-Freshman Team
Savannah Angel, MB, R-Fr., High Point
Brianna Starr, OH, Fr., Gardner-Webb
Nzea McQuitery, MB, Fr., Liberty
Shelby Erickson, OH, Fr., UNC Asheville
Brianna Gray, MB, Fr., Winthrop
Kelby Jackson, LIB, Fr., Radford
Jordan Watson, OH, Fr., Radford

All-Academic Team
Heather Wilson, S, Sr., Campbell
Meredith Parrott, MB, So., Charleston Southern
Lauren Alejo, S, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Heather Feldman, S, Jr., Gardner-Webb
Wavie Chin, DS, So., High Point
Becca Haraf, DS, Sr., Liberty
Andrea Barman, MB, Sr., Presbyterian College
Emma Deininger, MB, Jr., Radford
Christine Lakatos, OH, Sr., UNC Asheville
Rachel Lenz, MB, So., Winthrop

Player of the Year
Rachel Wiechecki, OH, Jr., Radford

Freshman of the Year
Savannah Angel, MB, R-Fr., High Point

Coach of the Year
Marci Jenkins, Radford

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Emma Deininger, MB, Jr., Radford