By: John Murphy
CSC Sports Information
COLORADO SPRINGS -- November 19, 2019 -- Chadron State College volleyball senior libero Ashton Burditt was named the RMAC Volleyball Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the 2019 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's annual award lists, released Tuesday.
Along with being named Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Burditt, from Spearfish, S.D., was named to the All-RMAC Second Team. Teammate Chandler Hageman, sophomore of Chadron, was also named to the second team. Senior Shelby Schouten, from Alton, Iowa, was named All-RMAC Honorable Mention.
Burditt finished this season with 619 total digs and an average of 6.07 digs per set, to lead the conference in both categories. She currently ranks fifth in the nation in digs per set and 16th in total digs. Her 619 total digs are the most in a season by an Eagle since 1991, when Roxie Boehm had 666.
She holds the Chadron State records for most digs in a three, four and five set match. Ashton was named to the RMAC All-Academic First Team this past season, and was also Second Team All-RMAC last season.
Hageman finished her sophomore campaign with 131 total blocks and an average of 1.28 per set. She finished tied for first in the conference and 16th nationally in total blocks and second in the RMAC and 10th in the nation in blocks per set. Hageman's 131 total blocks are the most in a season by an Eagle since 1995, when Mistie Fowler had 176.
With 205 kills on the season, Hageman finished ranked third for CSC and led the team with an attack percentage of .280
Schouten finished her senior campaign with 263 kills, ranking first on the Eagles. She hit .262 this season. Defensively, she finished second on the team with 75 blocks.
Silvia Basso of Regis was named the RMAC Player of the Year and Setter of the Year. Lauren Gammell of Dixie State shared the honors of Co-Defensive Player of the Year with Burditt. Last season, Gammell was the lone Defensive Player of the Year. Freshman of the Year was awarded to Haedyn Rhoades of Black Hills State and Joel List of Regis was named Coach of the Year.