Cunningham Digs Out Another Honor
Dec. 11, 2008
LAS VEGAS -
Although the volleyball season has ended the accolades keep rolling in for UNLV's Camille Cunningham, as she has been tabbed to the 2008 American Volleyball Coaches Association's (AVCA) All-West Region Honorable Mention Team. Cunningham, who was just recently tabbed to the Mountain West's All-Conference Team, becomes only the second Rebel to earn AVCA recognition.
Cunningham, a 5-8 senior from La Canada, Calif., stepped into the libero position in 2008. She topped all conference defenders in overall and conference digs-per-set statistics, while helping UNLV achieve top billing in both of those categories as a team. She finished the year first amongst the team with 527 digs, which is the third-most in a single-season at UNLV. She registered at least 11 digs in 28 of the team's 29 matches, with a career-best 33 coming in a win over Arizona State on Aug. 29. She provided some offense, as she led the team in aces (23) with a career-best four served up against South Carolina on Aug. 30. Overall, she sits second in career digs, eighth in matches played and ninth in sets played and aces.
Cunningham joins Lauren Miramontes (2003-07) as the only two Rebels to earn postseason recognition by the AVCA. Miramontes earned regional status twice with an honorable mention nod in 2005 and a first team selection in 2008. She ultimately was chosen a 2008 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention designate.