Nobley and Baugh Honored by AVCA
Dec. 8, 2015

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State’s Sierra Nobley and Sarah Baugh have been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as the honors continue to roll in for Boise State volleyball after an outstanding season. Sophomore outside hitter Sierra Nobley was named to the AVCA All-Region Team while senior setter Sarah Baugh earned all-region honorable mention, both are now qualified for All-America honors.

This is the second time the AVCA has recognized Nobley and the first for Baugh. Nobley’s AVCA All-Region honor marks the ninth time a Bronco has been named to the team and the first since Liz Harden in 2012. Baugh is the second Boise State volleyball player to make honorable mention joining Nobley who earned the accolade in 2014.

Sierra Nobley
This is the second time in Nobley’s young career that she has been recognized by the AVCA having earned all-region honorable mention recognition in 2014 as a freshman. The native of Scottsdale, Ariz., just concluded a great sophomore campaign where she collected All-Mountain West accolades. Other honors this season include being named to the Preseason All-MW Team, Northwest Challenge All-Tournament Team, North Texas Invitational All-Tournament Team and MVP, MW Offensive Player of the Week a school record five times and CoSIDA Academic All-Region 7. She led Boise State with 513 kills, ranking first in the MW and 18th in the nation (NCAA Tournament is still in progress so NCAA rankings are as of Dec. 5th). The total also established Boise State’s school record and was the fourth-most in MW history. Her 4.75 kills per set ranked first in the MW, sixth in the NCAA and was also a Bronco record. Nobley had 316 kills in league play, a MW record for a conference season and also a sophomore record (she now owns the freshman and sophomore records). Nobley’s 572.5 points led the MW, is 21st in the NCAA and set the school record. Her 5.3 points per set was first in the MW, eighth in the NCAA and established a Boise State record.

Sarah Baugh
Baugh has received her first AVCA recognition having been named all-region honorable mention after leading the Broncos to their best season in over 25 years. Last week Baugh earned her second-consecutive All-Mountain West recognition as a setter. The senior from Poulsbo, Wash., finished the regular season leading the Mountain West and ranking third nationally for assists per set at 12.17, the second-best mark in program history. She led the MW and is 23rd nationally in total assists with 1,326, the third-most for a Bronco all-time. Baugh finished her four-year career ranked fourth all-time at Boise State in career assists with 3,751. As the setter she has the team ranked first nationally in kills and assists per set at 15.54 (second all-time) and 14.56 (school record), respectively, as well as 12th in the NCAA for hitting percentage at 28 percent, also a school record. Other honors in 2015 included being named to the Boise State Invitational and North Texas Invitational All-Tournament Teams, Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 19) and CoSIDA Academic All-District.

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