Four Kats honored for All- Southland Conference squads

Alisha Fowler, Chrissy Engle, Jennifer Henrichsen and Cynthia Yarotsky, who led the Sam Houston State volleyball team to its highest league finish and best season record since 1996, have all been named to the 2005 All-Southland Conference honor squad.

Fowler is a first team selection, Engle was named to the second team and both Henrichsen and Yarotsky were honorable mention selections.

With the honor, Fowler and Engle become only the third and fourth student-athletes in Sam Houston State history to earn All-Southland Conference honors three years in a row.

Sam Houston State rolled up a 14-5 league mark during the 2005 season to finish as runner-up in the SLC race. Since the Bearkats last finished as SLC runners-up in 1996, Sam Houston State has not finished higher than sixth.

Fowler, Engle and Henrichsen all are senior four-year letter winners who each rank among the top 10 in at least one career statistic at Sam Houston State.

Fowler has earned All-Southland Conference in two sports, volleyball and track. This year, the Diboll product ranks second in the Southland in blocks and third in hitting pct.

She has earned All-Southland the past two seasons and twice has been SLC “Player of the Week” this year. Her career rankings at Sam Houston include sixth in blocks, seventh in hitting pct. and 17th in kills.

Engle has been voted as Sam Houston State volleyball “Most Valuable Player” each of the past two seasons.

She ranks second in the Southland this year in service aces and ranks among the top 10 all-time at SHSU in hitting per centage, kills, aces and blocks. She is from Tarkington.

Henrichsen, a product of Cypress Fairbacks High School, ranks fourth all-time at Sam Houston in career digs with 1,395. This season, she stands third in the Southland Conference in digs with 4.38 per game.

Yarotsky, a sophomore from Montgomery, ranked third on the 2005 Bearkat squad in kills with 311 (3.05 per game). She was responsible for putting 378 points on the scoreboard for SHSU during the year.

All four Bearkats will be in action starting Friday, Nov. 18 at the 2005

Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament on the stage at Texas Hall in Arlington, Texas.

Single day tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children. Southland Conference students are admitted for free with a valid student I.D.

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