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Koleva earns all-Region honors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Koleva earns all-Region honors

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas senior Dentiza Koleva earned all-South Region honors it was announced today. Koleva, a senior from Sofia, Bulgaria, paced Arkansas to a 16-13 season and earned four trips to the NCAA Tournament during her career. She ranks in the top 10 in nearly every statistical category at Arkansas. It is Koleva’s second selection to the all-region team as she earned honorable mention honors as a freshman in 2003. “This is a tremendous honor for Denny and the Arkansas volleyball program,” said Arkansas head coach Chris Poole. “It is very difficult to get selected for all-region and all-America honors because there are so many good players throughout the country. Because of injuries this season to other players, Denny had to carry a very heavy load. I am proud to see her receive this honor with everything she did for our program. Denny was very instrumental in our success this season and we will miss all three of our seniors. This was the first group at Arkansas to go all four years of their career to the NCAA Tournament and they will all graduate on time this spring.” Koleva is one of eight Southeastern Conference all-region selections and is the 25th selection for the Lady Razorbacks. Koleva set personal bests in nearly every statistical category this year. Koleva posted a career-best 456 kills, 1193 attempts and a .241 hitting percentage. She had a career-best 32 assists and 359 digs and four block solos. She tied her single-season best with 68 total blocks. Finally, her 521.0 points was also a personal season best. Koleva tallied a career-best 29 kills against Kentucky. She holds all of the top 10 single match kill totals this year. Koleva recorded 18 kills three times, 19 kills three times, and had matches with 20, 21 and 23 kills this year. For more information about Arkansas volleyball, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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