RICHMOND, Ind. – Mallory Livingston now owns a matching set of Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year awards.
Livingston repeated as the KIAC’s top player, the league announced during its awards ceremony Friday. The award was determined by a vote of the league’s coaches.
“That was something I really wanted to accomplish this year after winning the award last year,” Livingston said. “What I’ll remember about winning the award this year is that we also got second place in the conference this year and it has been a fun year with the team.”
Livingston won the KIAC Attacker of the Week award five times during the regular season. She entered the KIAC tournament leading the conference and 24th in the nation with 3.79 kills per set.
She is a reigning third-team all-American and is the reigning Northeast Region Player of the Year.
“I get tears in my eyes when Mallory wins awards this year because this senior year means a lot to her,” IU East coach Abby Niekamp said.
“All of the milestones and awards she is getting, she has earned all of them, and I’m really proud of her.”
IU East players have won six of the last seven KIAC Player of the Year awards.
Red Wolves junior Morgan Steinbrunner (Rockford, Ohio/Parkway High School) represented IU East on the inaugural KIAC Champions of Character team.