Lexington, Ky. – November 16, 2010 – Senior libero Brittany Donelan (North Olmsted, Ohio / North Olmsted) and junior outside hitter Jackie Reinhart (New Reigel, Ohio / New Reigel) of the Heidelberg University volleyball team have been named to the 2010 All-American list by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Donelan was tabbed a third team All-American, while Reinhart earned honorable mention accolades.
It is the third consecutive season that Heidelberg has listed at least two student-athletes on the All-American list. Overall, Heidelberg has had six All-Americans, all of which have been guided by 11th-year head coach Jason Miller.
Donelan is picking up her second All-American honor of her career. It adds to her senior year resume that includes Great Lakes Region and Ohio Athletic Conference First Team accolades. She was also voted the OAC Libero of the Year for the third consecutive year. In the classroom, Donelan was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team and is on the national ballot for Academic All-American honors.
In her final campaign, Donelan registered a team-leading 773 digs, to go along with 28 service aces. Her 773 digs stand fourth all-time in the Heidelberg single season record book. Donelan finished her four-year career with 2,687 digs, which set a new OAC and Heidelberg record. She also moved atop the Heidelberg career record for sets played (538).
Reinhart is earning her first All-American honor of her career. In her third season at the Berg, Reinhart was named to the Great Lakes First team after she was tabbed the OAC Player of the Year. She also garnered a spot on the OAC First Team and was the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 21.
Her junior campaign was well-rounded. Reinhart finished second on the team with 327 kills, 67 service aces and 561 digs. In 39 matches she registered 14 double-doubles. In the Heidelberg career record book, Reinhart moved into a tie for second in service aces (189), fourth in digs (1,626), sixth in kills (899) and 10th in sets played (400).