12/02/05 — Heidi Busch: Three-time All-American

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Heidi Busch: Three-time All-American

Published in Sports on December 2, 2005 2:03 PM

Heidi Busch became the first-ever three-time All-American in Mount Olive athletics history, earning third team honors on the 2005 Daktronics Division II Volleyball All-America Team. Busch was an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention in 2003 and was named to the Daktronics All-America First Team in 2004.

Busch, a 5-11 senior outside hitter from Fort Wayne, Ind., ranks first in career kills among all active NCAA Division II volleyball players and fifth all-time with 2,456 career kills. She was named to the All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference First Team in each of her four years at Mount Olive. In 2005, Busch ranks 25th in the nation in kills per game with a 4.54 average. She also posted a .337 hitting percentage. In addition, Busch was named to the All-Tournament Team at the NCAA II Atlantic Regional for the second consecutive year.

Mount Olive won its first-ever CVAC regular season title as the Trojans posted a 19-1 mark in conference play. The Trojans reached the final of the CVAC Tournament and earned a berth in the Atlantic Regional of the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship for the second year in a row.

Mount Olive finished the season with a record of 28-8 as the Trojans set a school single-season record with a .778 winning percentage.

During Busch's collegiate career, Mount Olive posted a four-year record of 109-42 for a .722 winning percentage.