GREENWOOD, S.C. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) held its year-end awards banquet for volleyball Friday, with three student-athletes from Georgia College (14-11) bringing in All-PBC honors, and senior middle blocker Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Georgia) adding PBC Co-Player of the Year.
The first PBC Player of the Year Award Winner in GC Volleyball history, Svehla averages 1.10 blocks and 3.54 kills per set while hitting an impressive .308. The blocks average leads the PBC, while the kills number comes in fourth in the league.
The Bobcats put one on the All-PBC First Team and two on the second. The first-team honoree was Svehla, her second All-PBC trophy, with both coming as first-team honors. The second-team choices were senior setter Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) and sophomore outside hitter Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia).
Brockway ranks among the Peach Belt's best, coming in third in assists per set with 9.92 and 13th in digs per set at 2.93. She is now a two-time member of the All-PBC Team. Bochniak is the youngest player in Bobcat history to earn All-PBC accolades. Her 2.92 kills per set ranks ninth in the conference, while her digs per set of 3.45 is positioned fifth.
The PBC Tournament Quarterfinals begin tomorrow, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. with the No. 5-seed Bobcats starting the action, taking on No. 4-seed Flagler College in Greenwood at Lander University.
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