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Sydney Griffin becomes UND's first All-America honoree since 1991.
Griffin named UND's first D1 All-America honoree
Courtesy: Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
Release: 12/22/2016
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GRAND FORKS, N.D.— Junior UND setter Sydney Griffin was named to the Volleyball Magazine All-America honorable mention team, announced Thursday. The Big Sky Conference Player of the Year becomes UND’s first with NCAA Division I All-America accolades and first since Karla Danielson was a 1991 Volleyball Monthly All-America standout.

Griffin paced North Dakota to a Big Sky Conference regular season championship and the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament after also winning the league’s postseason tournament. She piled up 1,316 assists this season (10.6/set) and hit .296 with 116 kills to quarterback a Fighting Hawk offense which led the Big Sky in kills (1,666) and was second in hitting percentage (.230). The Marshall, Minn., native had nine double-doubles on the season and sits at 2,796 assists going into her senior season, already seventh in UND history.

Griffin has steered UND to a 73-32 record over the past three seasons, tying the school record for most wins in a single year twice (26 in 2014 and 2016).  She was the only Big Sky Conference player to by lauded with All-America honors this season. 

2009, '10, '11 Great West champs
2013 Big Sky regular season champions
2016 Big Sky regular season champions
2016 Big Sky Tournament champions
2017 Big Sky Tournament champions
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