April 24, 2011

NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma volleyball team celebrated the 2010 season Sunday evening with its annual awards banquet at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Team members were joined by the coaching staff, support staff, parents and fans to reflect on the squad’s successful season.

Junior setter Brianne Barker was named the team’s most valuable player, while sophomore Morgan Reynolds was named most improved. Seniors Chrissy Disarro and Sarah Freudenrich earned the Sooner Award.

The Sooners finished the season 23-11 overall, the most wins since 28 during the 2006 season and were ranked 21st in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. Oklahoma finished third in the Big 12 with a 13-7 mark, the second highest win total for OU in the Big 12 era. Oklahoma advanced to its third Sweet 16 in program history.

Barker’s 1,340 assists set an Oklahoma 25-point rally scoring record and ranks as the fifth highest single season total in program history. She recorded the first triple-double in Oklahoma program history and had 19 double-doubles this season.

Barker was named to the AVCA All-America third team and earned AVCA All-Central Region first team honors. Suzy Boulavsky was named to the AVCA All-Central Region honorable mention team and the duo was first team All-Big 12 honorees.

Sallie McLaurin became the first Sooner to earn Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors and was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week three times. She was also named to the All-Big 12 freshman team.

Boulavsky earned Academic All-America third team honors and she and Caitlin Higgins were honored on the Academic All-District first and third teams respectively.

Seven Sooners were named to the Academic All-Big 12 team and seven players earned all-tournament team honors this year.