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Press Release

November 7, 2006

Heston Honored Regionally by Daktronics

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State senior middle hitter MacKenzie Heston was selected to the 2006 Daktronics Division II All-South Central Region Second Team. The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), Gulf South Conference (GSC) and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) were the three conferences in the south central region and the players were voted on by sports information directors from each individual school. She was one of the four middle hitters picked from the 12 middle hitters that were nominated. It is the first Daktronics honor a Northwest volleyball player has received since Jill Quast received second team in 2000. This is the second award Heston has received in as many days and she was awarded with second team All-MIAA yesterday.

Eight other MIAA athletes were selected to first or second team as #1 Truman placed three players on first team.

North Alabama senior setter Laura Bellinger was picked as player of the year.

2006 Daktronics Division II All-South Central Region Team

First Team
Pos.
Ht.
Yr.
School
#Laura Bellinger S 5-7 Sr. North Alabama
Allie Chreven MH 6-1 So. Truman
Jillian Ohrman MH 6-0 Jr. Central Missouri
^Sarah Shearman OH 5-8 Sr. Truman
Katherine Taju OH 5-10 Sr. Arkansas-Monticell
Kelsey Wackerman RS 5-11 Sr. Truman
Katie Tarka Lib 5-9 Sr. Central Missouri

Second Team
Pos.
Ht.
Yr.
School
Leah Tepe S 5-7 So. Harding
#Laura Washington MH 6-0 Sr. Christian Brothers
MacKenzie Heston MH 5-10 Sr. Northwest Missouri
Pamela Cartagena OH 5-7 Rs Fr. Pittsburg State
Naiara Fernades OH 5-11 Sr. West Florida
#Tessa Jones RS 6-1 Jr. Washburn
#Erica Cowhick Lib 5-7 Jr. Washburn

# - denotes a 2005 First-Team All-South Central Region selection
^ - denotes a 2005 Second-Team All-South Central Region selection

South Central Region Player of the Year
Laura Bellinger, Sr., Setter, North Alabama

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
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