Junior Talia Jones was selected to the 2014 Conference USA Preseason Volleyball team as voted by the league’s 15 head coaches, the league office announced Thursday.
Last season, the outside hitter ranked first on the team and fourth in C-USA in service aces with an average 0.37 per set. With a season total of 33 aces, the junior ranks sixth in program history.
A resilient force on UTEP’s frontcourt, the Arizona native also registered 20 matches with 10 or more kills placing her second on the squad (333). She recorded a career high .471 attack percentage against North Texas with only two errors.
Seeing action in 106 sets, Jones also finished second on the team in points with 382.5 including a career-best 19.5 points versus LA Tech (9/27/13).
The UTEP Volleyball team is slated to start the 2014 season with tournament play in the Lobo Classic in Albuquerque, N.M., on Aug. 29-30.