RMAC Volleyball Week 12 Release
Davis named to all-tourney team for RMAC semifinalist ASC
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Click here to view the 12th Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) weekly release of the 2011 season. Monday’s release includes RMAC Tournament results, NCAA Tournament information and a listing of post-season award winners.
After earning a share of the RMAC West Division title, the Grizzlies advanced to the league tourney semifinals with a first round win over Colorado State-Pueblo in straight sets last Tuesday. But the season came to an end with a 3-set loss to the top-seeded and now nationally 4th-ranked Nebraska-Kearney Lopers on Friday night.
UNK would take the RMAC Tournament title, and led a group of three league squads that advanced to the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Joining the Lopers are Metro State and Colorado Mines.
Junior Dominique Davis (Denver, Colo.), who was previously named to the All-RMAC Second Team, was recognized as a member of the all-tournament team at the conclusion of the league tournament on Saturday.
Davis, whose 366 kills this season are rank 10th for a single-season in the ASC Division II-era (1992-present) record books, moved into second on the career kills list with 1,054. She ranked fourth in the RMAC this season in kills and her 397.5 points also ranked fourth. She also ranks second in ASC DII-era history with 1,152 points.
Sophomore Gabriella Rifilato (Bayfield, Colo.) recorded 43 service aces this season, the third most in a season in the Grizzlies’ DII-era record books, a number that was also good for the RMAC lead. She also ranked third in the league this season with 1,033 assists in her first season with Adams State.
Adams State’s 19 wins is the highest total since the Grizzlies also won 19 in 2003, the last year that they took the RMAC West crown. Twelve conference wins also matches the total from the 2003 season for Adams State, and the Grizzlies win over CSU-Pueblo in the RMAC Quarterfinals last Tuesday was their first post-season win at home in DII-era history.