A total of 13 LBSU student-athletes from four different sports earned a place on the Big West Fall All-Academic Team.
After a fantastic senior campaign, Barber was named an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention.
Barber becomes the 30th player in LBSU history to earn All-Region recognition from the AVCA.
Nele Barber earns her fourth Big West Player of the Week honor this season while YiZhi Xue claimed her second Freshman of the Week honor.
Nele Barber, Ashley Murray and YiZhi Xue all earned First Team All-Big West honors while Xue and Hailey Harward were named to the All-Freshman team.
Long Beach State (2015): Led the Beach with 454 kills and 384 digs in her first season at Long Beach State ... Recorded 23 double-doubles, and had 10 or more kills in 29 of the team's 31 matches ...Finished third in the Big West in kills/set (3.98) and was 10th in digs/set (3.37) ... Had 21 kills and 15 digs in a come-from-behind, five-set win at Loyola Marymount (Sept. 10) ... Finished with 20 kills the next night (Sept. 11) in a four-set win over Oakland ... Hit a season-best .640 with 16 kills and no errors on 25 swings in a sweep of Oregon State (Sept. 19) ... Had 20 kills and hit .415 against UC Irvine (Sept. 26) while adding 13 digs and two solo blocks ... Put down 18 kills hitting .400 at CSUN (Oct. 17), adding a pair of aces and 14 digs ... Recorded her first career 20/20 match with 24 kills and 20 digs in a thrilling five-set win over Cal Poly (Oct. 24) ... She also added a season high seven blocks against the Mustangs ... Registered consecutive 20-kill performances with 21 in the next match at UC Irvine (Oct. 29) ... Had a solid effort in a home loss to Hawai'i (Nov. 6), finishing with 16 kills on .325 hitting to go along with 16 digs ... Hit .522 with 14 kills on 23 swings at CSUN (Nov. 13) ... Posted a strong overall effort in a sweep of Denver (Nov. 28) with 11 kills, 16 digs, two solo blocks, two assists and an ace.
Marquette (2014): Finished 2014 with 314 kills and 50 blocks, along with 271 digs ... Posted 11 kills and hit .476 (11-1-21) in a five-set loss against No. 8 Florida State (Sept. 6) in Washington, D.C. ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Marquette Invitational after leading MU to wins over James Madison, Green Bay and UTSA ... Posted 15 kills and hit .344 in win over Green Bay (Sept. 13) ... Notched 15 kills, three service aces and five blocks in 3-1 win over UTSA (Sept. 13) ... Listed on BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Sept. 15 after play at the Marquette Invitational ... Tallied 12 kills in a five-set victory at No. 7 Florida (Sept. 19) ... Notched 12 kills in win at UCF (Sept. 20) ... Hit .562 and recorded 11 kills during sweep against Jacksonville (Sept. 21) ... Posted eight kills and 11 digs in a three-set sweep of Georgetown (Oct. 3)...Posted a career high 10 digs and earned her first double-double of the season with an addition of 14 kills in win over Creighton (Oct. 4) ... In five-set loss at Butler (Oct. 15) registered 11 kills and 15 digs ... Posted 15 kills in 3-1 victory over Seton Hall (Oct. 18)... Achieved her fourth double-double at Georgetown (Oct. 26) with 11 kills and 14 digs ... Hit .440 with registering 13 kills and 13 digs ... During sweep against Providence hit .321 and collected 11 kills and 11 digs ... Registered her seventh double-double on the year with a season-high 18 kills and 10 digs in 1-3 loss at Seton Hall ... Posted 12 kills in a first round NCAA tournament loss to Illinois State (Dec.4).
2013: Notched 12 kills in a five-set win over Illinois State (Sept. 25) ... Recorded 18 kills and hit .455 in a five set win at DePaul (Sept. 28) ... Recorded a season-high 23 kills in a 3-1 victory at Butler (Nov.1) ... Notched 20 kills in a four-set victory at Xavier (Nov. 2) ... Tabbed 11 kills in 3-1 victory over Xavier (Nov. 22)... Recorded 18 kills for the second time this season in a 3-1 victory over Butler (Nov. 23) ... Named All-BIG EAST Championship after averaging 4.25 kills per set and hitting .460 as MU captured its first tournament title with wins over Butler (11/29) and Creighton (11/30) ... Notched 18 kills and hit .500 in the BIG EAST semifinal victory over Butler and 16 kills on .419 hitting against Creighton in the title match.
High School/National Team: Barber graduated from Schul- und Leistungssportzentrum Berlin (Education and Sports Centre Berlin), one of 39 German Eliteschule des Sports ...Competed for the German Junior National Team and represented Germany in more than 80 international youth and junior matches from 2010-13 ... Barber and her junior national teammates competed in the German Bundesliga Frauen with VC Olympia '93 Berlin for head coach Han Abbing ... Was team captain of VCO Berlin in 2010 and 2011, in addition to serving as co-captain of the youth and junior national teams she competed on from 2010-13 ... Barber competed for Germany in the 2012 CEV Junior Volleyball European Championship and averaged 2.33 kills per set over 15 matches, while hitting a combined .320. Barber also notched 10 aces during the tournament and ranked 12th with 142 total points ... As a 16-year old, she competed with the German U-19 team in the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Girls' Youth World Championship in Ankara, Turkey ... She helped the Germans to a fifth-place finish in that event, while finishing the tournament with 15 kills and 14 digs ... She also led the Germans to a fourth-place finish in the 2011 CEV Youth Volleyball European Championship.
Personal: Barber was born in Berlin and is the daughter of Martin Barber and Maren Blaschke ... Has four siblings, one older and three younger ... Competed in gymnastics before picking up volleyball.
Kills: 24, vs. Cal Poly (10/24/15)
Total Attacks: 74, vs. Cal Poly (10/24/15)
Assists: 5, twice
Digs: 22, vs. Seton Hall (11/28/14)
Aces: 4, vs. DePaul (11/23/14)
Total Blocks: 7, vs. Cal Poly (10/24/15)
* 2013-14 stats at Marquette
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