Dec. 12, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Sam Serley of the UAB volleyball team became the first Blazer to ever be named a three-time All-America honorable mention selection, announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Wednesday.
Serley is one of two players to ever earn this distinct honor on more than one occasion while suiting up in the Green and Gold, joining Ivana Bozic who earned recognition in 2006 and 2008.
Following her senior season, the Nashville, Tenn., product departs as one of the most decorated players in UAB volleyball history. The two-time First Team All-Conference USA selection set the school record for career (564) and single-season (185) block totals. She also finished second in career hitting percentage (.340) and 10th in kills (1,245).
In C-USA lore, Serley finished fourth all-time in career blocks, seventh in blocks per set (1.22) and 10th in career hitting percentage.
During her senior season, Serley topped the conference in hitting percentage (.380) and blocks per set (1.46).
Serley was also named to the league's all-academic team for the third consecutive year, was one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS award and selected to the All-Midwest Region Team for the third straight season. She will graduate this spring with a degree in health care management and a minor in accounting.