Kadi Kullerkann Named to Volleyball Preseason Team

    Kadi Kullerkann named to the American Athletic Conference Preseason Team.
    Kadi Kullerkann named to the American Athletic Conference Preseason Team.
    Aug. 19, 2014

    HOUSTON - Redshirt junior outside hitter Kadi Kullerkann has been selected to the American Athletic Conference Volleyball Preseason Team, the league staff announced Tuesday morning.

    Kullerkann was an instrumental player last season and was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team for the inaugural season.

    The Estonian native saw action in all 33 matches last season, starting in 23. She picked up 309 kills, averaging 2.64 per set and putting up 357 points for the Cougars. He season hitting average was a .213 and she recorded 84 total blocks on the net.

    Houston Volleyball was selected to finish seventh in the American Athletic Conference coaches’ poll standings for the 2014 season. The ranking is higher than last seasons preseason poll position. The Cougars finished 5th overall with a conference record of 10-8.

    SMU, the American runner up last season, was picked to win the conference title this season. UCF, who finished third last season, was selected as the runner-up for this season followed by new-coming team Tulane.

    1. SMU (9)99
    2. UCF (1)87
    3. Tulane (1)79
    4. Tulsa 73
    5. USF69
    6. UConn45
    7. Houston 44
    8. Memphis 40
    9. Temple 34
    10. Cincinnati 23
    11. East Carolina 12

    Erin Fairs, USF

    Kaye-Alese Green, UCF
    DeLaina Sarden, UCF*
    Karson Ratliff, UConn
    Kadi Kullerkann, Houston
    Lauren Wright, Memphis
    Erin Fairs, USF*
    Avery Acker, SMU
    Cailin Bula, SMU
    Janelle Giordano, SMU
    Caroline Young, SMU*
    Tea Juric, Tulane*
    Annie Shurtz, Tulane
    Brooke Berryhill, Tulsa
    Erica Bohannon, Tulsa



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