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Tadlock named All-GPAC second team

For the first time in six years, the Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team had a player named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference team, which was announced on Wednesday.

For the first time in six years, the Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team had a player named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference team, which was announced on Wednesday.

Junior outside hitter Lauren Tadlock was named All-GPAC second team for her 2015 season. Tadlock, a Rapid City native, is the first DWU player named to the first or second All-GPAC team since Ashley Kley was selected in 2009.

"I was thrilled to see Lauren receive second team honors in the toughest volleyball conference in the nation," DWU head coach Lindsay Wilber said in a press release. "She has earned the respect of other conference coaches and it just proves that Lauren's hard work in the offseason has definitely paid off."

Tadlock ranked second in the GPAC with 3.9 kills per set and finished the season with 436 kills. In 2015, Tadlock also surpassed 500 career digs as well as having 11 aces, 45 blocks and a .190 hitting percentage. The junior is eighth on DWU's all-time kills list with 781 career kills and will have a shot to reach 1,000 kills as a Tiger next season.

Along with Tadlock, DWU senior Maggie Stehly and redshirt-junior Sammy Fluck each were All-GPAC honorable mentions.

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Stehly finished her DWU career fourth all-time in school history with 1,681 digs. In 2015, Stehly, a Sioux Falls native, had 556 digs and finished with the most digs in the GPAC.

Fluck finished third in the GPAC with 115 blocks and finished her DWU career with 619 kills and 207 blocks. Fluck will graduate and forgo her senior-redshirt season.

"Sammy and Maggie both had wonderful senior seasons and it was great to see them receive honorable mention status in the GPAC," Wilber said. "They both earned it and we will miss their athletic abilities as well as their leadership skills next year."

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