Three University of Minnesota, Morris newcomers earned spots on the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball team for 2009 as voted by conference coaches.
Middle hitters junior Megan Theis and first-year player Allie Humphrey were named to the first team. Theis, a transfer from North Dakota State College of Science, led the Cougars with 243 kills this season with a hitting percentage of .202, third best on the team. She also recorded 56 blocks, second only to Humphrey who had 57 while recording 213 kills at a team-high .254.
First-year Stephanie Schmiesing, an outside hitter, was given honorable mention for her season which included 172 kills, a .212 hitting percentage, and 45 blocks.
These three players, and several others, contributed to a 15-15 record this season, a six-game improvement over 2008, and a UMAC semi-final appearance.