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3x NCAA Women’s Volleyball Champ Stanford University Grad Snags Back-to-Back Prestigious Honors at Athletes Unlimited

Published 11/07/2023, 1:37 AM EST

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Women’s volleyball is seeing new heights every day, with players delivering outstanding performances in various ongoing national, collegiate, and professional tournaments. Exalting women’s volleyball further, a 3x NCAA champion recently bagged a prestigious honor for a second consecutive time.

Morgan Hentz is a 25-year-old volleyball star from Stanford University. The libero leads her own team in the Athletes Unlimited Tournament. A recently uploaded social media post revealed the grand honor presented to the women’s volleyball star as the tournament came to an end.

Defending and ‘digging’ her way to valuable award

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Morgan Hentz is a world-class libero and is recognized for her talents by the US National Women’s Volleyball Team. The 25-year-old has shown her defensive prowess and agility to both win and save matches for her team. Honoring her talents a second time, Athletes Unlimited announced an award for Hentz via a tweet from its official X account. The tweet carried the caption, “Back to Back. Your 2023 #AUVB Defensive Player of the Year is Morgan Hentz. #BeUnlimited.” 

Hentz was presented the award for her enhanced defensive skills as a libero and always going for digs. The national women’s player has almost the entire court in her range, with an agile and explosive body. Morgan Hentz is ever present to receive the fiery kill attempts from outside hitters and sneaky dumps from enemy setters. The volleyball star always shines brightly with her personality on the court, keeping everyone’s morale up. In fact, this has helped Hentz rake in several other awards and honors via her excellent performances.

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The volleyball triumphs and exploits of Morgan Hentz

Morgan Hentz has achieved a lot thanks to her great volleyball expertise, court awareness, agility, and risk-taking plays. Apart from being a three-time NCAA gold medalist, she is also an All-American three-time AVCA First Team. Moreover, the talented libero is also a three-time Pac-12 first-team and libero of the year.

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Her volleyball skills helped Stanford, then the US national team, and are also serving her as a pro. While she now has two Defensive Player of the Year awards, she’ll look forward to winning the Athletes Unlimited Tournament as well. While the AU women’s volleyball tournament is over, the US team will be heading to Paris in 2024. The Olympics stand just 262 days away.

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