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Volleyball: OU recruit honored

by Mike Sherman Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm •  Published: February 12, 2008

Oklahoma volleyball incoming freshman setter Brianne Barker has earned another prestigious award as she was named to the AVCA High School Senior All-America Team that was released on Tuesday afternoon. Barker, an Amarillo, Texas native, was one of five prep players from the state of Texas named to the squad.

It marks Barker’s second national accolade as she was presented the Andi Collins Award, given to the nation’s best prep setter, in January. Barker is no stranger to success as the Amarillo, Texas, native is also the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year and LoneStarVolleyball.com Player of the Year.

The 5-9 setter led Amarillo High School to back-to-back state championships during her junior and senior seasons while earning MVP honors of the state tournament twice.

Barker finished her senior season with 1,091 assists, 244 kills, 299 digs and also led the team with 75 aces.

Barker also plays club volleyball for the Amarillo Elite and will report to Oklahoma in fall of 2008.

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by Mike Sherman
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Mike Sherman is sports editor of The Oklahoman, where he has a combined 18 years of service during two stints as a writer and an editor. He covered high school sports for The Oklahoman from 1984-93. He also worked as a news writer for the...
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