Kansas City, Mo. - Saint Xavier University senior setter Traci Looby (Orland Hills, Ill./Andrew) was named to the 2007 NAIA Volleyball All-America Honorable Mention Team Monday when the honors were released by the national office. She becomes the first SXU volleyball player to earn recognition on the NAIA All-America Teams since senior outside hitter Lisa Johnson claimed the same distinction following the 2002 season.
Looby, a three-year starter, wrapped up an outstanding collegiate career finishing as Saint Xavier's all-time leader in career assists with 5,057. She passed Erin Beck, who played at SXU from 1993-96, for the top spot. Looby also finished second all-time in career service aces with 253. She trails recent Saint Xavier Hall of Fame inductee (2006) Tia Pieper, who finished with 306 career aces from 1992-96.
Saint Xavier had its most successful campaign (31-14 overall) since the 2000 season when the team finished 36-14 overall and earned a berth to the NAIA Volleyball National Championship. The Cougars also qualified for the NAIA Region VII championship match for the first time since 2000.Click here to see the entire 2007 NAIA All-America Volleyball Teams