Crystal Burk is All-Summit League honorable mention

Register file photo: South Dakota State’s Crystal Burk, shown here during a match versus Denver on Feb. 15, was an All-Summit League honorable mention.

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State outside hitter Crystal Burk was named All-Summit League honorable mention in volleyball Thursday by the league’s head coaches.

A junior from Newnan, Georgia, Burk led the team in kills and finished fifth in the Summit League with 3.74 kills per set. Burk totaled 213 kills and 188 digs in 17 matches. She tallied a career-high 27 kills in SDSU’s five set win over North Dakota March 13.

Burk notched 10 double-doubles this season, including eight in the final nine matches of the season. She posted double digit kill performances in 14 matches.

Burk is the first Jackrabbit to earn All-Summit League honors since Makenzie Hennen was an All-Summit League Honorable Mention selection in 2018.

South Dakota State’s six Summit League wins during the spring 2021 season was the most since 2012. Additionally, SDSU recorded its best Summit League finish (sixth), most road wins (two) and highest winning percentage (.375) since the 2012 season.

2021 Summit League

VOLLEYBALL Awards

Individual Awards

Player of the Year

Melanie Brecka, Kansas City

Defensive Player of the Year

Claire Mountjoy, Omaha

Setter of the Year

Alli Schomers, Kansas City

Freshman of the Year

Ali Hinze, North Dakota State

Coach of the Year

Tom Hogan, Denver

All-Summit League

First Team

Melanie Brecka, Kansas City,

Elizabeth Juhnke, South Dakota,

Sadie Limback, South Dakota

Lydia Bartalo, Denver

Tina Boe, Denver

Alli Schomers, Kansas City

Ali Hinze, North Dakota State

Madison Harms, South Dakota

Sami Slaughter, South Dakota

Anna Blaschko, Omaha

Ellie Anderson, Denver

Brianna Green, Denver

Honorable Mention

Crystal Burk, South Dakota State

Madison Jurgens, South Dakota

Sami Clarkson, Omaha

Claire Mountjoy, Omaha

Alex Ratzlaff, Kansas City

Maddie Ren, Kansas City

Freshman Team

Ali Hinze, North Dakota State

Jaxie Wakley, Oral Roberts

Odyssey Warren, Kansas City

Kaia Dunford, Oral Roberts

Ashia Dorsey, Kansas City

Taylor Quan, North Dakota State

Alexa Albinson, North Dakota

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