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BETHANY’S TALKINGTON VOTED FIRST TEAM ALL-ECAC SOUTH REGION
Dec. 22 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Senior Carrie Talkington (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) added one more award to her senior year collection, as she was voted First Team All-ECAC South Region.
The ECAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player as a junior, Talkington’s compilation of honors this year included: All-Tournament Team laurels at the Haverford and Rose-Hulman Tournaments where she led BC to first place finishes; PAC Player of the Week for Sept. 12; First Team All-PAC, her second consecutive all-conference recognition; and now the First Team ECAC South Region.
The 5-10 middle blocker led the league in four different categories, including hitting percentage (.372), kills (452), kills per set (3.53) and overall blocks (151). She posted 19 kills in both the PAC Tournament semifinal win over Thomas More and the title match against Geneva and then turned in 17 kills and five blocks in the ECAC Tournament championship match victory over Saint Vincent. The year ended with Talkington compiling the second-most kills in BC single-season history.
Talkington’s excellent senior season capped off an outstanding career. With 252 career assisted blocks, she established a new BC career record and Talkington amassed 1,161 kills, third-most in Bethany history and she is also one of only four players to ever surpass 1,000 kills in program history.
Led by their outstanding senior, Bethany completed the year with a 31-6 record, setting a new single-season school standard for victories, reached the PAC Tournament Championship match before falling to Geneva and captured the ECAC South Tournament for the second straight season.
A physical education major, Carrie is the daughter of Bill and Sandy Talkington of Moundsville, W.Va.