Des Moines, Iowa - AIB freshman outside hitter Alyssa Drey (Early, Iowa/St. Mary's) has been named to the Midwest Collegiate Conference's 2011 All-Conference Honorable Mention team.
Twenty-eight athletes were recognized as part of the all-conference teams as voted by the coaches, including 14 to the First Team and 14 to the Honorable Mention Team.
"This is a great honor for our program and for Alyssa," said AIB head coach Jodi Butler. "To be selected for this honor, you have to be noticed by all of the other conference schools for your accomplishments and hard work."
Drey played in 80 games this season, collecting 66 kills and 128 digs and averaging 88.3 percent in serve receptions. In conference play, she had 31 kills, 48 digs and an 88.3 serve reception percentage in 27 games played. She collected a season-high eight kills along with 10 digs against Iowa Wesleyan Oct. 22 and recorded a season-high 13 digs against Wentworth Military Academy Oct. 29. Against Robert Morris Sept. 9, she had a season-high four service aces.
AIB, who finished its inaugural volleyball season 2-24 overall, will begin competition again in the Fall of 2012. For up-to-date schedules, rosters and news related to the volleyball team go to http://www.aibeagles.com/.
For a complete list of the 2011 Midwest Collegiate Conference volleyball all-conference team, go to www.midwestcollegiateconference.com/article/1265.php.
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Now in its 91st year, the independent, nonprofit AIB College of Business provides quality educational opportunities that prepare students to build careers in business. Upon graduation, 98 percent of AIB students succeed in securing jobs or continuing their education.
Nearly 900 full- and part-time students enjoy AIB's work-friendly schedule and year-round day, evening and online classes. Full-time students get a faster forward from college to career with AIB's Degree in 3 program, which allows them to earn both associate and bachelor's degrees in just three years.They also save with AIB's Tuition Freeze, locking in one rate for the duration of their undergraduate college education.
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