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Dec. 6, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky.–Senior Kiesha Leggs garnered her first career AVCA Northeast All-Region nod, as announced by American Volleyball Coaches of America (AVCA) on Tuesday.

Leggs was one of nine Big East selections on the 14-member team. She is also the first Panther to tab all-region honors since Meagan Dooley and Michelle Rossi in 2009.

The Stockton, Calif. native earned her first All-Big East First Team honors on Nov. 17 after ranking among the league’s top-five in kills and hitting percentage. The next night, Leggs turned in a double-double with a career-high 12 blocks and 11 kills against Louisville in the quarterfinals of the Big East Championship held in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Leggs led the Panthers in kills (435) and blocks (142) to become the fifth player in program history to register more than 400 kills and 100 blocks in a single season.

“Kiesha is extremely well-deserving of this recognition,” Pitt head coach Toby Rens said. “She had an outstanding season and was committed to helping her team win every point. We appreciate the hard work and effort Kiesha gave in every match and this honor recognizes that dedication.”

Leggs was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll four times this season and garnered Player of the Week honors on Oct. 24, following a career-high 24 kill performance in a regular-season, four-set upset victory over the Cardinals. Leggs posted double figures in kills 25 times during her senior campaign.

Kiesha Leggs Earns AVCA All-Region Honors

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