Rochester, MN - The NJCAA announced its 2018-19 All-American Volleyball teams today, and Rochester Community and Technical College, Freshman, Outside Hitter Carrie Rutledge was awarded FIRST TEAM honors.
Rutledge, from Hayfield, MN led the Jackets to a third place finish in last month's NJCAA Division III Volleyball National Tournament. She also helped the Jackets to the MCAC Southern Division and Region XIIIA titles along the way. Rutledge led the MCAC in Matches played (33), Kills (470), and Attempts (1206). She was also first in Total Points Scored (512) and 2nd in Points Per Set (4.7).
On the National stage Rutledge was 2nd in the nation in Total Kills, 7th in Kills Per Set, 4th in Total Attempts, 3rd in Total Points, and 13th in Points Per Set. She was one of only four freshman named to the twelve person first team and one of only seven freshman out of 24 individuals named as All-Americans.
In addition to First Team NJCAA honors Rutledge was awarded 2nd team All-American Honors through the AMerican Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). AVCA All-American honors include all levels of two year college athletes (Division I, II, and III).
Rutledege is currently a Health Science Major, who is looking into the RCTC Nursing program.
For a complete list of the NJCAA All-American teams Click: NJCAA Division III All-Americans
For a complete list of AVCA Two Year College All-Americans: AVCA Two Year All-Americans