WMU News

Volleyball Broncos conclude season on high note

Dec. 2, 2003

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's volleyball team concluded its season with 3-1 victory over nationally ranked No. 20 Cincinnati at the Conference USA/MAC Volleyball Challenge in Louisville, Ky.

The Broncos were 17-14 overall in 2003 and 8-8 in Mid-American Conference regular season play. In the MAC Tournament, No. 9 seeded WMU defeated Kent State before falling to No. 1 seed Ohio University.

Senior Carman Malone from Muncie, Ind., was named to the All-MAC Second Team, while Kalamazoo's Shaylen Jackson, a sophomore, made all-conference honorable mention.

Malone hit .251 (406-156-108) while averaging 3.76 kills, 3.12 digs, 0.51 blocks per game this season. She had 16 kills , 11 digs and a service ace in her final game as a Bronco against Cincinnati.

Jackson had a career-high 20 kills, hit for a .581 percent with seven total blocks in the Broncos' 3-2 MAC Tournament win over Kent State. For the season, she hit .380 (282-66-108) while averaging 2.61 kills, 0.64 digs, and 1.30 blocks.

Media contact: Paula Haughn, 269 387-4138, paula.haughn@wmich.edu

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