Nov. 4, 2010
CONWAY, S.C. – Seniors Chelsy Kimes and Megan Bickford of the Coastal Carolina University volleyball team were named to the ESPN Academic All-District team, as presented by CoSIDA. Kimes was named to the first team while teammate Bickford was selected to the second team.
Kimes, who is a biology major with a 3.84 GPA, is known as one of the Big South’s most lethal attackers and was selected to the inaugural Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award top 30 list this season. She was named Big South Preseason Player of the Year and became the all-time leader in kills at Coastal with 1,748. Kimes also holds the record for total attacks and currently ranks third at Coastal in service aces with 162, needing just five more to become the all-time leader. She ranks sixth in the Big South in kills and fourth in total attacks. This season, she has 22 double-digit kill matches, including 10 double-digit kill performances in a row, and 15 double-doubles.
Bickford, who is a recreation and sports management major and has a 3.92 GPA, remains a consistent contributor for the Chanticleers and was named to the Preseason All-Big South Team. She currently ranks third at Coastal in block assists and needs eight more to become the all-time leader. Bickford joined the 1,000-kill club and ranks ninth on the all-time list at Coastal with 1,094. Had a career-high nine blocks against Long Island Sept. 4 and was named Big South Defensive Player of the Week once this season.
The Chanticleers return to action on Saturday, Nov. 6 for their final home match of the season as they face Liberty at 2 p.m. The team will honor its four seniors, Bickford, Kimes, Kristen Cozzens and Amanda Russell.