ST. PAUL, Minn. – Carleton College sophomore libero Camille Benson (Savage, Minn./Burnsville) was recognized as one of the top players in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as she was one of just three defensive specialists voted to the 2013 All-MIAC volleyball team.
She was one of three sophomores selected to the all-conference squad. There was also one first-year, and the balance of the 23-player squad was comprised of juniors and seniors.
Benson paced every MIAC player with 592 digs this season, a conference-best rate 6.30 digs per set. Her season total ranked third in Carleton history, while the digs per set obliterated the previous program record of 5.96 established by Jamie Lykken in 2005.
Benson recorded a pair of 40+ dig efforts this season, totaling 42 in four-set match versus Minnesota-Morris and 41 against Hamline University in the season finale. Those single-match totals rank second and third all-time at Carleton.
After just two seasons, Benson is already eighth in Carleton annals with 1132 career digs for a clip of 5.75 digs per set, the highest rate in program history.
As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC also announced the eighth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team. Carleton coaches and players selected Rachel Johnson (Sr./Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) to represent the Knights as a player who demonstrates the ideals of positive sportsmanship, both on and off the field of competition.