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Panthers' Payton 2nd Team All American

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL)--Three University of Northern Iowa volleyball players have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America teams. Former Waterloo Columbus star and UNI Junior setter Bre Payton earned second-team honors while senior libero Ellie Blankenship was named the third team and junior middle blocker Michelle Burow garnered honorable mention honors.

Payton was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and earned a spot on the MVC All-Tournament team. The junior setter notched six triple-doubles in 2010, including a string of four matches with a triple-double. Payton dished out 11.14 assists per set to go along with

2.79 digs per set and 1.94 kills per set. Payton helped the Panthers average 15.24 kills per set, ranking them first in the nation heading into the NCAA Tournament. Payton was named AVCA Honorable Mention in 2009.

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