LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Oklahoma volleyball junior middle blocker Marion Hazelwood (Beach City, Texas) was selected to the AVCA All-Southwest Team as voted on by the region’s coaches. It marks her third All-Region honor from the AVCA in as many seasons.
Hazelwood, who was a repeat honoree on the All-Big 12 First Team this year, was the 2014 AVCA All-Southwest Rookie of the Year and has been an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention in each of the last two seasons. This season, Hazelwood hit .308 with a career-best 2.63 kills and 1.22 blocks per set. Against AVCA nationally ranked teams, she hit .321 with 2.79 kills per set, including a career-high 19 against No. 5 Texas.
Hazelwood is just the fourth player in program history to earn three AVCA All-Region selections. Sallie McLaurin (2011, 2012, 2013) was the last to do so and was preceded by Suzy Boulavsky (2009, 2010, 2011). Hazelwood is one of two players on the AVCA All-Southwest Team to have achieved the honor, but the only student-athlete eligible to return for a fourth season in 2017.
Heading into her senior season, Hazelwood has posted 753 kills and 344 total blocks, which moved her into eighth all-time at Oklahoma.
Oklahoma finished the season at 14-15 overall and 5-11 in the Big 12.