Beller Receives All-Central Region First Team Honors, One Of Seven NSIC Selections

Beller Receives All-Central Region First Team Honors, One Of Seven NSIC Selections
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – A Wayne State College senior middle hitter has been recently recognized with a pair of All-Central Region honors.

According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics Office, Tarrin Beller earned AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) All-Central Region First Team and collected D2CCA (Division II Conference Commissioners Association) All-Central Region Volleyball Team honors as voted on by sports information directors in the Central Region. She was one of seven NSIC selections to be named All-Region.

With the First Team honors, she’ll now advance to the All-American ballot. She is the first Wildcat player since Alyssa Frauendorfer in 2015 (AVCA) to be named All-Region and the first Wildcat to collect CCA (formerly Daktronics) All-Region honors since Jennifer Hefner and Leigh Connot in 2010.

Beller is from Humphrey (Humphrey HS) and was the top blocker in the NSIC the last two seasons. She earned First Team All-NSIC honors this year after leading Wayne State in kills and blocks, averaging 2.90 kills and 1.24 blocks per set. Beller ranks first in the NSIC in blocks per set and is sixth in hitting percentage (.344) and was named NSIC Player of the Week twice this season.

Beller recorded at least two blocks in all but one match this season for the Wildcats. She had 13 matches with 10 or more kills, highlighted by a career-best 18 at Augustana October 31. Beller was named Most Valuable Player of the Shark II Invitational in Florida in early September after averaging 3.08 kills and 1.75 blocks per set while posting a .532 hitting percentage helping WSC to a 4-0 record.

The Wayne State College volleyball team finished the 2019 season at 24-7 overall and fifth place in the NSIC with a 14-6 league mark. The Wildcats are ranked 13th in the final regular season AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.


D2CCA Volleyball Central Regional Player of the Year

Laura Snyder, Northern State – OH (6-1, Jr., Ham Lake, Minn.)

1st Team D2CCA All-Region Team

Dominique Lipari, Central Oklahoma – DS/L (5-1, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.)

Megan Flom, Winona State University – MH/B (6-2, Jr., Kenyon, Minn.)

Tarrin Beller, Wayne State College – MH/B (6-0, Sr., Lindsey, Neb.)

Julianne Jackson, Nebraska-Kearney – OH (5-9, Sr., Bonner Springs, Mo.)

Laura Snyder, Northern State – OH (6-1, Jr., Ham Lake, Minn.)

Malia Leatherland, Oklahoma Baptist – OH (5-10, Jr., Broken Arrow, Okla.)

Madison Squiers, Nebraska-Kearney – S (5-8, Jr., Kearney, Neb.)

 2nd Team D2CCA All-Region Team

Clara Krenz, St. Cloud State – DS/L (5-5, Sr., Oakdale, Minn.)

Jennifer Eubanks, Northwestern Oklahoma State – MH/B (6-0, Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas)

Anna Squires, Nebraska-Kearney – MH/B (6-0, Jr., Kearney, Neb.)

Genna Berg, Washburn – OH (5-9, Jr., Blue Springs, Mo.)

Morgan Olson, Minnesota State – OH (5-11, Sr., Annadale, Minn.)

Jasmine Mulvhill, Concordia-St. Paul – OH (5-11, Fr., Lakeville, Minn.)

Emily Balts, University of Minnesota Duluth- S (5-8, Sr., Loretto, Minn.)