Redshirt senior Lindsey Ruddins joined fellow UCSB women’s volleyball great Roberta Gehlke as the only four-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Pacific South All-Region selection in program history.
Ruddins, an outside hitter, earned First Team All-Region honors for the third time in her career after yet another outstanding season for the Gauchos.
This season, Ruddins totaled 439 kills, 266 digs and a career-best 63 blocks (.64 b/s), while also notching 13 double-doubles.
She will end her career as the all-time kills leader in UCSB history in the rally-scoring era, and second only to Gehlke overall, with 1,970 kills. Her 1,970 kills also rank her fifth all-time in the Big West Conference.
Speaking of the Big West Conference, Ruddins holds the record for most Big West Player of the Weeks in a single career with 12 and she is just the 12th player in conference history to be a four-time First Team All-Big West selection.
Opposite of Ruddins, redshirt freshman Tallulah Froley was one of six players to earn honorable mention in the Pacific South Region.
Froley was a huge part of the Gauchos’ success this season as she gave an attack opposite Ruddins which took the pressure off her.
She totaled 305 kills and averaged 3.02 per set, both second-best marks on the team and ranked ninth and eighth in the Big West, respectively. Froley was also very efficient in her hitting tallying a .302 attacking percentage and she also contributed 64 blocks which ranked second on the team.
Her career-high 18 kills came in UCSB’s 3-1 win over Texas State in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament, the Gauchos first victory in the postseason since 2004.
She earned Big West Freshman of the Week honors three times this season as well as one Big West Player of the Week.
The pair of selections mark the first time since 2011 that the Gauchos had two All-Region recipients.