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Norton earns COBRA All-National honors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Norton earns COBRA All-National honors

FAYETTEVILLE – Jasmine Norton, a junior outside hitter for the University of Arkansas, received Honorable Mention accolades with the release of the 2011 COBRA Magazine All-National Team. This marks the second COBRA honor of the season for Norton who was also selection as an All-Region performer by the publication.

In addition to her latest postseason honor, Norton was also named to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team, AVCA All-South Region Team and COBRA Midsouth All-Region Team. The all-conference selection for Norton is the third of her career and initial stint as a member of the First Team. She is the sixth player in program history to earn three All-SEC accolades.

During the 2011 season, Norton averaged 3.63 kills per set and 4.21 points per set. Both figures ranked fifth among all players in the SEC. She registered a season-high 27 kills twice in five-set road matches at Georgia and No. 16 Kentucky. Overall, Norton finished the season with double-digit kills in 24 of Arkansas’ 31 matches. She also tallied 10 double-double performances, including nine during conference play.

The Rowlett, Texas, native began the year as Preseason All-SEC selection. She went on to earn two SEC Player of the Week honors and West Point Challenge All-Tournament Team accolades during the season. Norton also reached a career milestone in 2011 when she became the 14th player in program history to join the 1,000-kill club. She currently sits in sixth place on that list with 1,350 career kills.

The COBRA publication is dedicated to celebrating the success of volleyball players of African, Samoan and Tongan descent in hopes of encouraging those ethnic groups across the country to pursue the sport. For more information regarding Razorback volleyball or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



Sports Category : Volleyball (W)