FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In a season full of superlatives, Pilar Victoria can add All-American to her list of accomplishments. The Razorbacks’ co-captain has been recognized as an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention performer and becomes the 10th player All-American in program history, and first since 2014. With their latest addition, the Razorbacks have now tallied 12 All-America accolades spread among 10 student-athletes.
The list of Arkansas’ All-Americans now reads as Victoria, Jessica Field (1997), Kim Storey (1998), Sara Kincaid (2003), Roberta Tarnauskaite (2003), Denitza Koleva (2006), Jasmine Norton (2009, 2012), Roslandy Acosta (2012), Raymariey Santos (2013) and Meredith Hays (2013, 2014).
Previously an All-SEC and AVCA All-South Region pick, Victoria is the NCAA leader with 634 kills and 705.0 points and is the only player in the country to eclipse 600 kills and 700 points this season. She leads the SEC and ranks second nationally with 5.47 kills per set and 6.08 points per set, both of which established single-season program records. A three-time SEC Offensive Player of the Week, she finished the season with a .253 hitting percentage and double-digit kills in 29 of 30 outings including four 30-kill performances.
The Caguas, Puerto Rico, native became just the second player in program history, and first since 1995, to reach 600 kills in a single season. Her 634 kills this season are tied for the 16th most in NCAA history during the 25-point scoring era which started in 2008. Along the way, Victoria became the 16th member of Arkansas’ 1,000-kill club and finishes her Razorback career with 1,159 kills which puts her in 14th place on the program’s all-time list.
Victoria is third in the SEC with a team-leading 15 double-doubles including the program’s first 20-20 effort—26 kills and 20 digs at Ole Miss—since 2010. She was second on the team with 312 digs and 2.69 digs per set, both career highs. Victoria served up 33 aces, the first 30-ace season by a Razorback since 2010. She also collected three or more blocks in 10 outings and matched her career high with six blocks at LSU.
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