Quimby Earns All-Tourney Honors
BOONE, N.C. – USC Upstate sophomore and Colorado native, Mindy Quimby earned a slot on the Appalachian Invitational All-Tournament team following her standout performance this past weekend on the campus of Appalachian State.
The 5-10 sophomore outside hitter, originally from Keenesburg, Colo., finished out the tournament with an impressive 33 kills in 11 sets over 101 total attacks (.198). Quimby also recorded a pair of assists and a service ace over the course of the tournament. Defensively, the sophomore found 15 digs over the weekend (1.36) and a pair of block assists.
In 2009 Quimby was one of five Atlantic Sun Conference freshmen athletes to play more than 100 sets on the season. She finished fourth amongst all A-Sun freshmen in kills with 139 and sixth kills per set (1.35). She was also fourth in digs, scooping up 200 on the year.
Last season, in A-Sun play, Quimby moved from her right side/defensive specialist position and into an all-around player. The results moved her into third in conference play amongst freshmen in kills (114) and kills per set (1.65), fourth in digs (138) and sixth in digs per set (2.00) and blocks (13). She also posted two double-doubles, notching 10 kills and 13 digs at Campbell before leading Upstate to a five-set come-from-behind victory over North Florida by notching 18 kills and 13 digs. She also added seven matches with 10 or more digs.
Upstate will resume competition next weekend, September 10-11 at the Myrtle Beach Comfort Inn Suites Invitational in Conway, S.C. At the Invitational, the Spartans will face Norfolk State (3-4), also the Spartans, on Friday at 4:00 p.m. before taking on The Citadel (0-7) and host Coastal Carolina (1-5) on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively.