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November 16, 2003

Eagles land three on All-GLVC teams

The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team had three players named to the 2003 All-Great Lakes Valley Conference teams in an announcement by the league. Senior setter Kim Boehmer (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned first team honors while junior middle blocker Leeanne Gross (Decatur, Indiana) and sophomore middle hitter Laura Ellerbusch (Newburgh, Indiana) were named to the second team.

Boehmer becomes USI’s first four-time All-GLVC honoree for volleyball after averaging 12.22 assists per game during the regular season. She finished the season ranked third in GLVC history with a school-record 5,344 career assists.

To add to Boehmer’s setting records, she finished her career ranked sixth at USI with 971 career digs. Boehmer was third on USI with 2.47 digs per game in 2003.

Boehmer helped lead USI to a 96-31 overall record in four seasons. She was a part of more wins than any other player in USI volleyball history.

Gross and Ellerbusch were Boehmer’s most consistent targets in 2003. Gross, who earns All-GLVC honors for the second straight season, averaged a team-high 3.74 kills per game and was second on the squad with a .315 attacking percentage. She ranks fourth all-time at USI with 1,144 career kills and 135 career service aces.

Ellerbusch became an instant force in the middle in her second season with the Eagles. She led the team and tied for the the GLVC lead with a .358 attacking percentage. She averaged 3.29 kills per game and was fifth in the league with 1.03 blocks per game.

The three helped lead USI to a 21-9 overall record and a fourth straight trip to the GLVC Championship match. USI, which recorded its 400th win with its 3-2 victory over Northern Kentucky University in the GLVC semifinals, lost to the University of Indianapolis in five games in the GLVC championship.

Northern Kentucky’s Kristen Koralewski earned GLVC “Player of the Year” honors, while Quincy University’s Casey Masek picked up GLVC “Freshman of the Year” honors. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Todd Grober earned GLVC “Coach of the Year” honors.

Dan McDonnell,
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