INDIANAPOLIS - Following a championship season and an NCAA appearance, the honors keep pouring in for the Butler volleyball team. Senior Jessica Wolfe and junior Maureen Bamiro were named AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) All-Midwest Region.
It marks the second consecutive year Wolfe has been named All-Midwest Region by the AVCA. She was also an honorable mention All-America pick last season. Bamiro, named honorable mention all-region, is honored by the AVCA for the first time.
Wolfe, a 6-2 native of Plainfield, Ind., led the Horizon League in kills and points for the second straight year. She posted 4.12 kills, 3.18 digs and 4.63 points per set during her senior season. She currently stands 26th in the nation in kills per set and was named Horizon League Championship MVP. Wolfe finished her career ranked in school history in kills per set (4th), digs per set (11th) and career attacks (2nd). She is third in BU history in career kills.
Bamiro, a 6-2 middle blocker from Kalamazoo, Mich., controlled the net this season, ranking second in the Horizon League with 1.04 blocks per set. She also averaged 2.76 kills per set with a .289 hitting percentage. She was among the league leaders in kills, points, blocks and hitting percentage.
In addition, Bamiro was tabbed all-region by COBRA Magazine. Two other players from the Horizon League, Janise Dismuke (UIC) and Shaunda Standifer (Wright State), were also honored by the publication.
Wolfe and Bamiro led the Bulldogs to their finest season, a 21-10 campaign that saw the Dawgs win the 2010 Horizon League Volleyball Championship. BU advanced to the NCAA Tournament, falling to #14 Dayton in the first round. Butler will return four starters - including Bamiro - from this season's team.