Dec. 11, 2013
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Several members of the Air Force volleyball team impacted the Academy record book during the 2013 season, as the squad made history with its most conference wins since joining Division I. In all, seven Falcons made 15 incursions to the program's Division I standings, as well as one addition to the Academy's all-time list.
Junior Ayesha Hein, who concluded her collegiate eligibility this season after spending one season at Hofstra before transferring to the Academy, set the Academy's DI record for career hitting percentage after accounting for a mark of .288 (659k-211e-1554). Hein's mark, which was highlighted by a DI single-season record of .363 (253k-56e-542a) in 2013, is 48 points higher than any other player Division I history. Hein also finished her Academy career ranked in all three DI categories for blocks, including assisted blocks (fifth, 169), total blocks (sixth, 193) and solo blocks (ninth, 24).
Two seniors left their mark on the program with several marks in the record book. Cami Richan, who tallied 922 kills during her four-year career to rank fifth on the program's DI list, also added a .137 hitting percentage (10th in Division I), 114 assisted blocks (ninth in Division I) and 129 total blocks (10th in Division I), while Josalynn Wise finished her career with the eighth-highest assist total in the program's DI history (655).
Junior Hillary Keltner not only impacted the program's Division I records, but also the Academy's all-time standings. With a total of 2,762 assists during her first three seasons, Keltner is ranked sixth on the program's all-time top-10 list and second. That total, which is ranked second on the Academy's DI list, was backed by 1,211 assists this year ... a total that is ranked second on the program's DI single-season list. Keltner, who is ranked third on the program' DI list with 25 double-doubles, also debuted in 10th on the Division I career digs list with 646 and seventh on the DI single-season digs list with 299.
Keltner was one of three Falcons to impact the program's Division I single-season list for digs, as sophomore Rebecca Bates and junior Emma Dridge debuted in sixth (309) and eighth (295), respectively, in that category. Sophomore Akokwe Clement rounded out the group of Falcons to impact that record book, as her team-leading 350 kills in 2013 is ranked seventh on the program's DI single-season list.