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Four Georgia Tech Volleyball Players Earn AVCA all-Region Honors

Dec. 8, 2004

Georgia Tech volleyball standouts Jayme Gergen (Topeka, Kansas), Lindsey Laband (Monument, Colo.), Lynnette Moster (Liberty, Ind.) were each named to the AVCA East all-Region team while Lauren Sauer (Huntsville, Ala.) garnered honorable mention honors for the 2004 season, as announced by the American Volleyball Collegiate Association.

Gergen, a first team all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, leads the team in hitting percentage (.403), which is currently ranked eighth in the country. The senior middle blocker also leads the team in blocks per game (1.29) and ranks fifth on Tech’s career block assist and total blocks list. A two-time ACC Player of the Week, this marks the first time in Gergen’s career that she has been named AVCA all-region.

A second-team all-ACC selection in her first season as the starting setter, Laband currently leads the nation in assists per game (15.46). She directs an offense which is currently ranked first in the country in kills per game (18.74) and assists per game (17.43) and is fifth in the nation in hitting percentage (.303). This is the first time in Laband’s career that she has been named to the all-region team.

The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, Moster broke the career kill record at Georgia Tech this season and currently is 12th in the nation in kills per game (5.36). The senior outside hitter is also ranked ninth in the ACC in hitting percentage and is second in the conference in service aces per game (0.46). A 2002 and 2003 all-American selection, this marks the third time Moster has earned all-region honors.

Sauer, a second-team all-ACC selection, is second on the team this year in kills (481) and kills per game (4.62) which stands fourth in the league rankings this season. An honorable-mention all-American selection in 2003, the senior outside hitter is currently ranked fourth on Tech’s career kill list and second on Tech’s career solo block list. This marks the second time Sauer has earned AVCA all-region honors.

The four players have guided the No. 20 Yellow Jackets to a 27-6 record and a second consecutive appearance in the Sweet Sixteen of the year’s NCAA Tournament.

Georgia Tech led all ACC schools with four selections to this year’s all-region team. Duke placed three players on the team while Clemson had two.

The Yellow Jackets face No. 4 Minnesota (30-4) in the Minneapolis Regional of the NCAA Tournament Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

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