Former Edwardsville High volleyball standout Megan Sharpe recently completed an impressive run -- four years at Truman State University, four NCAA Division II All-American honors.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named the senior middle blocker an honorable mention All-American, making Sharpe the first four-time All-American in Truman State volleyball history.
Sharpe was an honorable mention All-American as a freshman and senior, a third-team All-American as a sophomore in 2010 and a second-team All-American in 2011 as a junior.
She also was National Freshman of the Year in 2009. Truman State finished 27-7 this season and ranked 16th nationally in the final AVCA Division II poll, losing to Southwest Minnesota State in the NCAA Tournament Central Regional.
The 5-foot-11 senior also was named All-Region by Daktronics this season and honorable mention All-Region by the AVCA.
Sharpe averaged a career-best 3.12 kills and 1.26 blocks per set in 2012, while hitting .346 and serving 18 aces. Her 356 kills ranked second on the team and she led Truman State with 144 blocks.
Sharpe finished seventh all-time at Truman State in kills (1,444), first in hitting percentage (.344), 10th in total attempts (3,097), fourth in total blocks (504), fourth in blocks per set (1.02), sixth in solo blocks (93) and second in block assists (411).
She also had 77 career matches with double-figure kills and played in 135 matches (495 sets).
Sharpe also plays basketball for the Bulldogs (6-1), averaging six points and 2.5 rebounds per game. She averaged 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds as a junior.
*Freeburg High graduate Colleen Yarber from Smithton earned first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors for Southeast Missouri State.
The Redhawks finished 21-13, their best record since 2000.
The 6-foot-1 junior outside hitter led SEMO with 422 kills (3.30 per set) and also was second with 399 digs. The kills were the most by a Redhawks player since 2007 and she ranked fifth in the OVC in points.
*Former Belleville West standout Emily Becker was one of three William Woods players earning first-team all-American Midwest Conference honors this season.
Becker led the Owls with 438 kills and a .238 attack percentage with nine double-doubles on the year. She also had a triple-double in a Sept. 26 win at Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Becker had 10 digs and 10 kills to go along with 14 total blocks that night. She also had a career-high 20 kills against Westminster College.
The Owls, who compete in the NAIA, were 21-19 overall and fourth in the American Midwest Conference with a 12-6 league mark.