Jan. 18, 2007
DeKalb, Ill. - The Collegiate Volleyball Update announced on Wednesday (Jan. 17) that Northern Illinois senior libero Gina Guide (Orland Park, Ill.) has been named a CVU.com Honorable Mention Libero of the Year.
Guide, a first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection, was recognized by CVU.com earlier this season, as she tied a MAC record and set a school-record for digs in a match with a 50-dig performance against Toledo on October 13. The Orland Park, Ill., native finished second in the nation with 6.94 digs-per-game in 2006, helping propel NIU to the 2006 MAC West Division title.
Guide, who was an Academic All-MAC selection, enjoyed a storied career in a Huskie uniform, as she collected over 2,000 digs and set the season record for digs in three consecutive seasons.
Ball State's Amanda McCormick was named the CVU.com Libero of the Year. Other honorable mention selections include Stephanie Figgers (Stephen F. Austin), Jena Pierson (James Madison) and Debora Seilhamer (USC).
To aid selection, player stats were used. Rather than strictly using digs per game, a formula was developed to find an approximate efficiency. An average number of attempts received per game was figured, and by using that, an approximate efficiency was calculated. Further, a player's service receive errors were also including in the figures to come up with the final numbers.