Posted On: 12/5/17 4:06 PM

Augustana libero Tahlyr Banks of Omaha Gross. Photo courtesy of Augustana University. 

Five former Nebraska high school standouts have earned AVCA NCAA Division II All-American Honors.

Augustana senior libero Tahlyr Banks of Omaha Gross, Nebraska-Kearney senior middle blocker Tara Ziegelbein of Lincoln Lutheran and Wingate junior middle blocker Anna Holmquist of Lincoln East were each named 3rd-Team All-Americans today.

Banks was a four-year starter at Augustana and she had a career-best 5.31 digs per set this season while totaling 632 for the Vikings. She also had 91 assists and 20 service aces.

Ziegelbein had 382 kills on the season for the Lopers while hitting a team-best .317. She also had 25 solo blocks and 118 block assists and 121 digs.

Holmquist was pivotal in Wingate’s stellar season this year, finishing with 251 kills while hitting .406 and had 87 total blocks.

Sisters Kasey Hohlen, a senior middle blocker, and Kylie Hohlen, a junior libero, from Norris were each named Honorable Mention All-Americans for Central Missouri State. Kasey had 407 kills 76 total blocks for the Jennies while Kylie had 713 digs and 87 assists.

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