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SAU's Schuster named All-GAC Honorable Mention

November 19, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

On the eve of the 2021 Great American Conference Volleyball Tournament, the league announced its superlative award winners and all-conference teams on Wednesday night in the Spa City. Landing on the All-GAC Honorable Mention list was Southern Arkansas sophomore setter Morgan Schuster who earned the second honor of her career and second this calendar year after garnering HM status following the 11-match slate last spring.

Schuster, a native of Arlington, Texas, recorded the fourth-most assists in the league with 844, while her 8.88 assists per set also stands as the fourth-best mark in the GAC. The Texan recorded nine matches with 40+ assists with a season-high 52 assists in a five-set win over Union. She collected eight double-doubles, including back-to-back such performances to close out the season.

In 26 matches totaling 95 sets, Schuster totaled 101 points, delivered 57 kills and 20 service aces to go along with 208 digs and 43.0 total blocks.

She earned her first GAC Setter of the Week honor on September 20 following a four-match performance that included 130 assists (9.29 / set) with the aforementioned season-high 52 assists against Union. Additionally, she added 33 digs, 10 kills, and six service aces. Schuster was also named to the CBU Buccaneer Invitational All-Tournament following a four-match effort in the first weekend of September that resulted in 134 assists at 8.38 assists per set to go along with 44 digs, 14 kills, 10 total blocks and five service aces.

One of the season's most memorable moments for Schuster happened on November 2 as she entered the Muleriders' GAC match against Arkansas-Monticello needing 22 assists to reach 2,000 for her career. She eclipsed the mark in the second set of five-set thriller to become just the fifth player in the program's rally-scoring era to do so. She currently has 2,124 career assists, the fourth-most all-time, and is just 300 assists away from taking over the top spot in program history.

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