LEXINGTON, Ky. – After an outstanding senior season in which she led NCAA Division I in kills per set, Temple senior Yun Yi Zhang
has now earned AVCA All-Region Honors in the Northeast Region. As a junior, Zhang earned all-region honorable mention honors.
Zhang's 5.55 kills per set were tops in the nation as she helped the Owls to a 14-12 record and an appearance in the Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinal against nationally-ranked Dayton.
At the conference level, Zhang was named to the A-10 First Team after earning second team honors a year ago. She was a two-time A-10 Player of the Week this season, and finished her Temple career with 1,656 kills to rank third all-time in the history of the program.
“I think it's great she got the recognition,” said Temple head coach Bob Bertucci. “She was such a big force for our team offensively this year. I really feel like she should get serious consideration for All-American honors as well.”