@RazorbackVB Spring Season Wrap-Up

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – During its four-date spring schedule, Arkansas played seven matches including Saturday’s Red-White scrimmage at Barnhill Arena. It was the second of two matches last week which began Thursday with a five-set victory at Missouri State. In the win, Chanell Clark-Bibbs and Ana Sofia Jusino combined for 30 kills and seven total blocks in the middle while Liz Fortado added 13 kills. Defensively, Savannah Voelzke paced the team with 15 digs.

The first two weekends of the Razorbacks’ spring featured tournament play in Kansas City in which the team won six of eight sets played against Drake, Kansas, Missouri State and host UMKC. In the team’s home opener, Arkansas racked up 65 digs and 12 total blocks in the first four sets against Kansas.

Arkansas’ busy spring schedule also included the April signing period in which the program welcomed the additions of Kimi Davis, Juliette Fidon, Fernanda Güitron and Okiana Valle. As part of his seventh recruiting class at Arkansas, head coach Robert Pulliza also signed junior transfer Pilar Victoria. The newest class of Razorbacks brings extensive credentials at the international level that includes Grand Prix and World Championship experience.

The spring signees will join the program during the summer months and add to the 2015 roster that features 13 returners from last fall. The Razorbacks will be led by soon-to-be seniors Clark-Bibbs, Fortado and Monica Bollinger. In her first year at Arkansas, Clark-Bibbs was a 2014 All-SEC performer.

In recognition of their performances on and off the court, the Razorbacks received five nominations for Hogspy Awards. Two-time All-American Meredith Hays was a three-time finalist and Barbara Dapic was up for the Lee Spencer Individual Award for her commitment to community service. The program was also a finalist for the Lee Spencer Team Cup as a top-four community service team on campus.

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