Volleyball: Starmount graduate Erin Barr named to all-state team


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Erin Barr was named first team all-state by the members of the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (Shawn Millsaps)


Courtesy of Shawn Millsaps

MOUNT OLIVE — For the first time in school history, two Brevard volleyball players have earned College Division All-State recognition by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.

Sophomore setter Erin Barr received first team honors, while junior libero Aleksandra Vrvilo was named to the second team. The Brevard duo was part of a South Atlantic Conference contingent comprising half of the 14 all-state slots, including five first team honorees.

The first team all-state selection represents the third major individual honor for Barr this season. She was named AstroTurf SAC Specialist of the Week on Sept. 22 and picked up the Division II volleyball HERO of the Week by HERO Sports in recognition of the top single-match performance across the country during the week of Sept. 14-20. Her honors followed Brevard’s four-set win over Coker, when she collected a then-career high 51 assists, 11 digs, three kills, and two blocks.

Barr improved upon a tremendous freshman campaign in her second collegiate season, finishing seven assists shy of 1,000 to take the single-season lead in Brevard’s NCAA-era record book. Her 9.28 assists per set in 2015 rank second since Brevard joined the Division II ranks. She now boasts 1,897 career assists, 189 shy of surpassing Bethany Stevenson for the program lead.

For the season, the Hamptonville native finished sixth in the SAC in both assists and assists per set. Barr captained the offense to school records with 1,263 kills, 11.80 kills per set, and 1,184 total assists on the season. She ranked second on the team with 25 service aces, third with 343 digs and 3.21 digs per set, contributed 19 blocks, and had 18 double-doubles. She dished out at least 20 assists in all but one match and topped 40 assists on nine occasions, including a career-high 53 in a marathon match with Lenoir-Rhyne on Oct. 27.

NCCSIA’s College Division encompasses all non-NCAA Division I colleges in North Carolina. Student-athletes are nominated and voted upon by NCCSIA members, who serve as athletic media relations directors at their respective institutions. Vrvilo becomes Brevard’s first-ever all-state repeat selection, while Barr is the fifth different Brevard student-athlete honored by the organization.

Erin Barr was named first team all-state by the members of the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (Shawn Millsaps)
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_2015_Brevard_CarsonNewman-7.jpgErin Barr was named first team all-state by the members of the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (Shawn Millsaps) Courtesy of Shawn Millsaps

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