Wednesday, 8 February 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Johnson Collects All-America Honors from VolleyballMag

Johnson Collects All-America Honors from VolleyballMag

DURHAM – Duke volleyball senior outside hitter Gracie Johnson earned All-America honorable mention accolades by Volleyball Mag.

Johnson adds the honor after being named first team All-ACC and AVCA All-East Coast Region.

Johnson was Duke’s engine the entire fall season, but that’s no surprise with her impressive numbers on both sides of the ball. This fall, she saw her best offensive output since her arrival in Durham with 462 kills and a .203 hitting percentage. She also owns 53 aces, 217 digs and 43 blocks, proving she’s more than just an offensive threat. She finished the season ranked in the top-50 of eight national categories and in the top-five of eight statistical categories in the ACC. She led the conference in total aces and was second in total kills and total points.

The Virginia Beach, Va., native tallied 10 or more kills 23 times this season, including a career-high 29 against Wake Forest (11/16). She also racked up 20 or more kills 13 times this fall and finished the year with 20 or more in six of the final seven matches. With one of the toughest serves in the nation, she had at least one ace in 20 matches, including a career-high seven against East Carolina (9/3).

Johnson led the team in kills in 24 of the 27 matches she’s played. Throughout her career, she owns 1,133 kills, 121 aces, 822 digs and 170 total blocks. She became the 28th Blue Devil to reach the 1,000-kill plateau in Duke’s five-set victory at Notre Dame (10/30).

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