Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Ole Miss Volleyball's Clair Named Honorable Mention All-America

Ole Miss junior Nakeyta Clair had a great season, and on Wednesday she received another accolade, earning American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention All-America honors.

Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications
Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Clair becomes the first player to earn All-America honors since Regina Thomas earned her second straight honor in 2011. In addition, Clair was named to the All-South Region Team and the All-SEC Team.
The Country Club Hills, Illinois native helped lead Ole Miss to the best start in school history (14-0), the most wins since the 2007 season (22-10) and tied for the most home wins in program history (12-4). The Rebels also posted a school-record team hitting percentage in a season (.254).
Clair finished the season ranked second in the SEC in hitting percentage (.405), sixth in kills per set (3.39), 12th in blocks per set (0.94) and sixth in points per set (4.03). She set the school single-season record for kills with 366 and moved into eighth all-time at Ole Miss.  Clair’s attack percentage ranks as the second best in a season, and she will go into her senior season second all-time with a career .335 percentage. With 101 total blocks this year, Clair became the second player in the rally scoring era to record 300 total blocks. She currently has 315 blocks and will head into her final season needing 69 to set the career record.
For a complete listing of the AVCA All-Americans, go to AVCA.org.
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