Aug. 10, 2012
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech volleyball senior Monique Mead was named one of eight COBRA Magazine National Preseason Player of the Year candidates, as well as an All-Preseason First Team selection.
COBRA is a magazine that features African American, Samoan, Tongan and Afro-Caribbean volleyball players in hopes of inspiring younger players from those groups to play volleyball and become successful women on and off the court.
Mead is a two-time COBRA Magazine All-National team honoree as she was selected to the second team in 2010 and the first team in 2011.
The three-time AVCA honorable mention All-American led the Atlantic Coast Conference and ranked second in the country last season in kills per set (5.03) and points per set (5.70). She accounted for a third of Tech’s 1,541 kills (588) and 1,935 points (667) in 2011.
In addition, incoming freshman Chanell Clark-Bibbs was named a COBRA Magazine Furture Star in the latest issue.
The Houston, Texas product was the No. 25 ranked recruit in the country according to PrepVolleyball.com and was named to Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 recruit list during her senior season at Cypress Falls High School.
Mead. Clark-Bibbs and the Georgia Tech volleyball team open their season against Cal State Fullerton on Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. in O’Keefe Gym.
Preseason National Player of the Year Candidates:
Haley Jo Eckerman (Texas)
Altrese Hawkins (Memphis)
Tyler Henderson (Tulsa)
Saitaua Iosia (UMES)
Deja McClendon (Penn State)
Monique Mead (Georgia Tech)
Lena Oliver (Western Michigan)
Jordanne Scott (Cincinnati)