NEW ORLEANS – Texas State volleyball student-athlete Shelby Vas Matt was named to the Sun Belt Conference Leadership Team the Sun Belt announced Wednesday as part of its announcement of the conference’s full list of end of year awards.
Vas Matt is a three-year letter winner on the Bobcat volleyball team and, without a doubt, one of the team’s most respected leaders. A member of Texas State’s student-athlete advisory committee, Vas Matt majors in manufacturing engineering with a concentration in mechanical systems in hopes to be a factor in the world’s fight against pollution and overuse of resources, a fight that is very important to her. In fact, she never misses an opportunity to hold her teammates or coaches accountable for it.
The native of Happy Valley, Ore., is active in the community, always looking for an opportunity to help out and serve. In the classroom, Vas Matt has stood out at Texas State with recognition on the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s All-Academic List the past two seasons.
On the court, the incoming senior is the team’s best combination of offense and defense. She was second on the team in kills with 242 while also second in digs with 254 this year. Vas Matt was dangerous in service, notching 28 service aces for second on the team while also getting to the net for 35 blocks, seven of which were solo.
As a senior, she looks to lead the Bobcats through another successful campaign in the upcoming 2016 season.
For the rest of the Sun Belt’s end of year awards, click here.