AVCA NAIA National Player of the Year


Penny Liu - Columbia College


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2015) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that Columbia College Sophomore Outside Hitter Penny Liu has been selected as the 2015 AVCA NAIA National Player of the Year.


The formal presentation of the 2015 AVCA NAIA National Player of the Year will be made Dec. 18 in Omaha, NE at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet held in conjunction with the 2015 AVCA Convention and NCAA Division I Women'sVolleyball National Championships.


K/S: 4.23, Hitting %: .408, D/S: 2.38, B/S: 0.61


Penny Liu's Fast Facts
Helped lead team to their fourth ever NAIA Volleyball National Championship and first since 2001
Named the Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball National Championship Player of the Year
In the match, she had a team-high 12 kills, hit .333 and recorded six blocks with as many digs
Earned first AVCA NAIA All-American accolade by making the first-team
Last year was an AVCA First-Team All-American while at Two Year College's Missouri State-West Plains
2015 American Midwest Conference Player of the Year
From Nanjing, China



From head coach Melissa Wrye-Washington when Liu signed with Columbia...

"We are ecstatic to add someone of Penny's academic and athletic ability to our Cougar Volleyball Family. Penny had a very successful season at Missouri State West Plains with a 7th place finish and a spot on the All-Tournament Team at the NJCAA Championships, as well as being named to the AVCA First Team All-American for the NJCAA."