The postseason awards continue to roll in for the Glen Rose Lady Tigers volleyball team.
A week after a total of nine players received District 8-4A honors, five more Lady Tigers have more awards to add to their resumes with all-state and academic all-state accolades.
“Of course, a coach is always happy and proud of their girls to get recognized for all their hard work at this level. I truly feel that all of our girls are fully deserving of some top honor or award such as this,” Glen Rose volleyball coach Sandy Langford said. “It is exciting that TGCA felt like we had four girls that were on that level of volleyball players.”
For the second year in a row, outside hitter Logan Smith and middle blocker Libby Hinton were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A All-State team.
“It’s rare to have two (back-to-back), but not when they are great players like they are,” Langford said. “They set a high standard at a young age and they just keep moving the bar up each year.
Joining Smith and Hinton on the all-state team this year are setter Emma Bozarth and libero Madi Mooney.
Smith is also the two-time district MVP and Bozarth is the two-time district Setter of the Year, while Hinton was the Newcomer of the Year and Blocker of the Year. Mooney was a first-team selection this year after being on the second team last year.
The TXSW and TAVC all-state teams have yet to be released, and Langofrd is hopeful more Lady Tigers will land on those teams as well.
Smith led the team in kills (461) and hitting percentage (.333) and was third in service aces (62) and blocks (46), while Hinton led the team in blocks (78) and was second in kills (338), hitting percentage (.330) and service aces (66). Bozarth paced the team in assists with 793 and Mooney was in the top three on the team in digs and recorded 52 service aces.
Also, Hinton was one of 12 players named to the TGCA 1A-2A-3A-4A All-Star Red team, and she will play in the game this July 10 at Arlington High School. Last year, Ally Address participated in the event.
“Libby will play with some of the most competitive players in the state,” Langford said.
Andress, who signed to run track at Texas A&M last month, and Bozarth were also named to the TGCA Academic All-State team. To qualify for academic all-state, a student-athlete must maintain a grade-point average of 94 percent or better for four consecutive years.
“Emma and Ally are not only great athletes but great students as well,” Langford said.
The Lady Tigers, who captured their second consecutive undefeated District 8-4A championship, finished the season 48-2. They lost to Argyle in five sets in the Class 4A state semifinals.