Schellenberg Is the First All-American With Third Team Honor By D2 Conference Commissioner’s Association

Belmont Abbey senioHannahAA_ad_hocr outside hitter Hannah Schellenberg capped off her legendary career as she was named third-team All-American by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association, which sponsored the vote conducted by the NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors.

Schellenberg is the first player in program history to earn All-America honors.

The most decorated player in program history, the Jacksonville, Florida product previously earned first team all-southeast region recognition by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as well as the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. She was just the second player in program history to earn all-region honors, joining her older sister Kay, who was an honorable mention selection in 2012.

Schellenberg was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year for the second time in her career, as she first earned the honor in 2013. She has now won Player of the Year twice after earning Freshman of the Year honors in 2012. A nine-time Conference Carolinas Player of the Week selection, she is the first player in school history to earn National Player of the Week honors, which came earlier this year. She is the program’s all-time leader in kills, kills per set, total attacks and attacks per set. She is currently ranked in the top four nationally in four different categories: second in kills, kills per set, points per set and total attacks.

She is just the second player in school history to reach 1,000 career kills and finished her career with 1,772, which is the NCAA Division II active career leader. She became the program’s all time leader in kills on October 10 in the 3-0 home win over Pfeiffer. She posted a double double in all but 25 matches in her career, spanning 118 contests.

Schellenberg finished the year with 550 kills (second all-time in the Belmont Abbey annals) on 1,465 total attacks (.262) with 398 digs and 16 total blocks.  A solid two-way player, she ended her career with 1,295 digs while hitting .282.

She will graduate with honors in May with a degree in Education.