Two earn volleyball awards
Kathleen O’Connor and Taylor Dicus, key cogs on Cornell’s nationally-ranked volleyball team, were recognized during a recent home match for achieving career milestones earlier this season.
O’Connor, a senior outside hitter, became the program’s all-time kills leader at the ACM Tournament Sept. 14 in Decorah. The Waukegan, Ill., native had accumulated 1,657 career kills as of Oct. 10, a total that ranks sixth in Midwest Conference history. O’Connor broke the previous school mark of 1,395, set by Laura Dudgeon (2006–09).
Dicus, a junior middle blocker, made history with her 331st career block Sept. 20 at the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament. The Mount Vernon High School graduate has raised her block total to 403. Kori Sims (2000–04) was the previous record holder with 330.
Coach Jeff Meeker’s Rams clinched their second consecutive Midwest Conference Championship and are ranked 22nd nationally with a record of 22–3.