AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn volleyball senior Jesse Earl was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association Wednesday and named to the All-America Honorable Mention team.
“We are very proud of the work Jesse has put in throughout her career to make our program better,” head coach Rick Nold said. “What a great honor to wrap up a record-setting career.”
The honor is not only the first All-America recognition for Earl, but also the first in Auburn program history.
The libero from Indianapolis concluded her career as a three-time AVCA All-South Region honoree, while also earning back-to-back All-SEC recognition. She is the first Tiger in program history to earn three regional nods from the national organization.
Earl put together another outstanding season in 2017 for Auburn in the back row as she once again led all SEC student-athletes with a 5.19 digs/set average. That mark finished first in Auburn single-season history.
In addition, Earl reached 500+ digs for the third-consecutive year, having 529. She recorded double-digit digs in 26 of 27 matches played, including 12 with 20 or more. She set a career high with 36 digs in the team’s five-set win at Tennessee (Oct. 4), tying a single-match program record.
Earl excelled from the service line as well, leading the Tigers with 42 aces on the year. Her .41 aces/set ranked third among the league and set an Auburn single-season (rally scoring only) record. She also contributed offensively, adding 120 assists.
Earl in the Auburn Record Book
- No. 2 in career digs (1,657)
- No. 1 in career digs/set (4.79)
- Nos. 1-3 in Auburn single season digs – 612 (2016), 529 (2017), 516 (2015)
- No. 1 in single season digs/set – 5.19 (2017)
- No. 5 career aces/set (.37)
- Nos. 1-3 single season (rally scoring) aces – 46 (2016), 42 (2017), 39 (2015)
- No. 1 in single season (rally scoring) aces/set - .41 (2017)
- T-No. 1 single match (five sets) digs – 36 at Tennessee (10/4/17)