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Four Lady Vols Garner AVCA All-America Recognition

Four Lady Vols Garner AVCA All-America Recognition

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After helping Tennessee to one of its best seasons in program history, four Lady Vols garnered AVCA All-America status for their play this season, the organization announced Wednesday.
Right side Morgahn Fingall, the 2023 AVCA Southeast Region Player of the Year, was tabbed to the AVCA All-America First Team. She joins Beverly Robinson (1982) as the only Lady Vols in program history to achieve this feat. After being named a Second Team All-American last year, Fingall became the only player in program history to be tabbed a First or Second Team All-American in back-to-back seasons.
Setter Caroline Kerr claimed a spot on the All-America Second Team, joining Julie Knytych (2004-05) and Mary Pollmiller (2011) as the only setters in program history to earn All-America recognition. Outside hitter Jenaisya Moore and libero Yelianiz Torres received All-America Honorable Mention accolades. With four honorees, the 2023 Tennessee squad matched the program record for most selections in a single season, joining the 2004, 2005 and 2011 teams.

A total of 25 Lady Vols have earned All-Americans in UT history. Since head coach Eve Rackham Watt took the helm, eight different players have received All-America recognition after just two were honored during the previous six seasons before her arrival.


A member of the AVCA All-Region and All-SEC teams, Fingall finished with 457 kills on .321 hitting, 193 digs, 84 blocks and 30 aces to lead the Lady Vols to one of their best seasons in program history. She ranked second in the SEC in kills per set (4.31), third in points per set (5.00) and ninth in hitting percentage. Fingall led the conference with 4.38 kills per set during league play, and she ranked inside the top 20 nationally in both kills and points per set.


Fingall was the No. 4 overall pick as well as the first SEC player and first outside hitter taken in the 2023 Pro Volleyball Federation Draft, being selected by the Grand Rapids Rise in the first round. She was a do-it-all player for the Big Orange this year, recording double-digit kills in 27 matches, including six 20-kill performances, posting five double-doubles, notching multiple aces in eight contests and finishing five matches with at least five blocks.


She concluded her time as a Lady Vol as one of the best players in Tennessee history. She was a three-time All-SEC performer and won SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors in 2022 and 2023. Her 1,632…

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