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Two Broncos on All-MAC volleyball teams

Nov. 30, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Senior middle blocker Shaylen Jackson and junior setter Jenifer Sulewski of the Western Michigan University volleyball team earned All Mid-American Conference honors for their performances in the Broncos' 2005 season.

Jackson was named to the All-MAC First Team for the second consecutive year. She was an All-MAC Honorable Mention selection in 2003. Jackson also was honored twice this season as MAC Player of the Week. She holds the MAC single-match record with a 1.000 hitting percentage on 11 successful attempts becoming the first MAC player ever to achieve that goal based on 10 or more attempts. On several occasions this season, Jackson was ranked in the top 25 in the nation for blocks-per-game. In the MAC, she ranked third in hitting percentage (.357), fourth in kills (4.42), fourth in blocks (1.38) and third in points (5.37).

Sulewski was selected to the All-MAC Second Team for the first time in her career. She ranked second in the MAC in assists (12.59). She was instrumental in the Broncos' win at the Indiana University Invitational and was named the tournament MVP.

The Broncos completed their 2005 season with a 20-19 overall record, after capturing the Marquette University Tournament title Saturday, Nov. 26. First-year head coach Colleen Munson directed her squad its best season since 2000, when WMU was 20-9 and won the MAC title.

WMU compiled an 11-5 conference record and entered the MAC Tournament as the No. 4 seed. The Broncos were upset in the tounament quarterfinals by No. 5-seeded University of Toledo, which served as host for this year's tournament.

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

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