Dec. 5, 2007
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior Ulrike Stegemann and junior Talisa Kellogg have been named to the AVCA All-Region First Team, as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s a great honor for Ulli and Talisa to be named to the all-region team,” head coach Bond Shymansky said. “We are proud of the continued success within our program and pleased that our players have been recognized for their individual success as we continue to develop top-tier players here at Georgia Tech.
“We will continue to follow Ulli’s professional career with great interest and look forward to having Talisa return next season for her senior campaign.”
Kellogg, a 6-1 outside hitter from Westerville, Ohio, earned first-team all-region honors for the first time in her career after being named first-team All-ACC while leading the Jackets in kills (499) and kills per game (3.96) in 2007. The junior finished her third season on the Flats ranked in the top-10 on Georgia Tech’s career kills (1,396) and solo blocks (53) lists while her 3.88 career kills per game average stands third in school history.
Stegemann, an AVCA honorable mention All-American and first-team All-ACC honoree a year ago, was tabbed to the AVCA all-region team for the second time in her career after guiding Tech to a 22-10 final record and third-place finish in the 2007 conference standings. A second-team All-ACC honoree this season, Stegemann hit .279 and averaged 3.18 kills and 1.98 digs per game this season and finished her career with 1,287 career kills, 622 digs and 234 total blocks.
The Jackets won 11 of their last 13 matches while ending the year with 16 conference wins for just the second time in school history.