Big Rapids, Mich. - A Ferris State University women's volleyball senior has earned All-America recognition after leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Semifinals this campaign.
Senior middle hitter Anne Sutton (Grand Rapids/Northview) officially joined an elite group of student-athletes in the storied history of the Bulldog women's volleyball program as she earned her first American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America honor by garnering honorable mention recognition.
Sutton was previously named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region First Team and she also claimed Daktronics Division II All-Midwest Region First Team accolades as well this fall.
A first, second, third, and honorable mention squads comprised the 32nd annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division II women's volleyball.
With her selection, Sutton becomes the 14th individual to receive All-America laurels in FSU history, which completed its 40th anniversary season this campaign. It also marks the third-straight year in which FSU has had at least one All-America player. Arielle Goodson was a second-team recipient in 2010 while Ashley Huntey achieved third team status in 2011 and Lisa Tobiczyk was an honorable mention recipient in 2011.
Sutton, who was an Academic All-American a year ago, ranked among the nation's top 10 players this season with a .388 attack percentage and led the Bulldogs in kills (346) and blocks (88). She also earned both All-GLIAC First Team and Capital One Division II Academic All-District IV First Team honors for the second consecutive campaign and finished first in the league in attack percentage along with ranking among the leaders in both kills and blocks.
Ferris State turned in its 15th consecutive winning season this fall as the Bulldogs went 24-8 overall with a second place 16-2 record in the GLIAC's North Division. FSU also made its 15th-straight appearance in the GLIAC Tournament this campaign.
FSU also made its 17th all-time NCAA Division II Tournament appearance this year, which was the program's second in a row and third in the last four seasons.