Long and Gulley Recognized by COBRA Magazine

Thursday, December 09, 2010

MACON, Ga. - ETSU volleyball senior Alysa Long and Kennesaw State senior Sabrita Gulley were named COBRA Magazine's All-Southeast Region and Honorable Mention honorees, respectively.

Long, a First-Team All-Atlantic Sun honoree, finished the season first in the A-Sun in both hitting percentage and blocking. The middle blocker also finished the regular season ranked 27th in the country in blocks per set. She finished the season with 164 blocks, 304 kills, and a .336 hitting percentage. In addition, Long finished her ETSU career with the highest hitting percentage in school history at .327.

Gulley, an A-Sun First-Team All-Conference and an A-Sun All-Academic performer, closed out her record-setting career at Kennesaw State with 385 kills in 2010, leading the Owls to a 9-1 mark in the A-Sun and a second place finish in the regular season. Prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament, Gulley's 3.89 kills per set ranked 50th in the NCAA and third in the A-Sun. Gulley finished her career at Kennesaw State with a program-record 1,240 kills over her four seasons.

"We're always pleased when anyone recognizes the talents of one of our players," said KSU head coach Karen Weatherington. "COBRA Magazine celebrates the diversity of volleyball. We're pleased that they have decided to honor a player like Sabrita who epitomizes the meaning of 'student-athlete.'"

COBRA Magazine is the world’s first publication that celebrates and tells the stories of educated African American women who play volleyball.

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