ATLANTA- Georgia State volleyball’s Celeste Friesen has been named second team All-Sun Belt as announced by the league this morning. It is the fourth time a Panther has been named to the all-conference team since rejoining the Sun Belt in 2013.
The sophomore libero saw action in 28 of 29 matches and started 114 of GSU’s 117 sets this season. Friesen’s 566 digs were best among all Sun Belt players, and her 4.96 digs per set were second in the conference. The Marietta native added 120 assists on the season, and was second on the team with 33 service aces.
Friesen shined against Sun Belt foes averaging 5.10 digs per set in conference matches. Her 20 service aces in conference player were the most among all Sun Belt players. Friesen’s 36-dig effort on October 8th at Coastal Carolina and her 35-dig match at Appalachian State on October 6th were two of the top three defensive performances in the Sun Belt this season.
Celeste’s 566 digs in a single season ranked second in GSU history, trailing only Emily Averbeck’s 581- dig 2013 season. The libero’s 4.96 digs per set were also good for second all-time, trailing Averbeck’s 5.26 digs per set in 2012.
Friesen is the first Panther to be named to the All-Sun Belt team since Deidra Bohannon and Eliza Zachary earned all-conference honors in 2014.