Delaware’s Kim Stewart Named to the COBRA Magazine All-National Honorable Mention Team
December 30, 2010
Photo Courtesy of Christopher Shannon
NEWARK, Del. - - University of Delaware junior outside hitter Kim Stewart was named to the COBRA Magazine All-National Honorable Mention team Wednesday, announced by COBRA Magazine in addition to its volleyball Players of the Year selections.
Stewart ended her junior campaign with 302 kills (2.54 per set), placing her third on the team. She played in all 119 sets, starting in all 32 matches as six-rotation player. The all-around player was also second on the team in digs (346) and digs per set (2.54, while adding 35 service aces for the year. She finished third on the team in blocks with 58 assists and four solos adding up for third in points (370) and points per set (3.11).
COBRA Magazine is the world’s first publication that celebrates and tells the stories of educated African American women who play volleyball. COBRA features some of the best volleyball players in the world.
According to Rebel Life Media, the owner of COBRA Magazine, “due to economic challenges and social differences, black athletes often think that volleyball is not an option as a collegiate or professional sport. COBRA Magazine proves that black women have a place in the sport while they pursue higher education.”
COBRA Magazine named 45 players to its All-National Team and selected California’s Tarah Murrey as its National Player of the Year, LSU's Brittney Johnson as its Setter of the Year and Western Michigan's Lena Oliver as its Defensive Player of the Year.
COBRA Magazine is the first publication that primarily showcases the talents of players of African descent. COBRA’s goal is to tell inspiring stories of black volleyball players that show young African American players that they too have opportunities to thrive in the sport despite cultural differences and economic disadvantages.
“One of COBRA’s goals is to share the success of players while exposing the barriers that they have had to face by being in a sport that is not highly promoted amongst their peers,” said Gezus Zaire, creator of COBRA Magazine. “COBRA is an advocate that previously didn’t exist for black volleyball players.”
Stewart helped lead her Blue Hens to a 26-5 overall record, a 13-1 Colonial Athletic Association record and the number one seed and right to host the CAA Conference Tournament. Stewart was named to the CAA All-Tournament Team in leading the Hens to their third CAA Tournament Title in the past four years, and an automatic berth in to the NCAA Tournament.
COBRA Magazine All-National Team:
First Team: Rachael Adams (Texas), Paola Ampudia (Missouri), Mbebui Chafeh (Cal St. San Bernardino), Kanani Danielson (Hawaii), Falyn Fonoimoana (USC), Kayleigh Giddens (New Mexico State), Tyler Henderson (Tulsa), Kayla Jeter (Tennessee), Brittney Johnson (LSU), Alex Jupiter (USC), Deja McClendon (Penn State), Tarah Murrey (California), Callie Rivers (Florida), Bianca Rowland (Washington), Arielle Wilson (Penn State).
Honorable Mention: Kim Stewart (Delaware)
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