Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Justin Maness said Lady Cats senior middle hitter Autumn Tanton has been named to the Texas Association of Sports Writers All-State Volleyball Team for the second straight year. Tanton was a third team All-State selection.
Coach Maness said only 9 players in Texas were selected as middle hitters on the All-State Team. Tanton was an Honorable Mention Selection on last year’s TSWA All-State Team. Tanton was the district’s Most Valuable Hitter this year. She was also on the All-District Academic Team. Last Year Tanton was a first team all-district player and was also on the All-District Academic Team.
Coach Maness said Tanton was very deserving of the All-State selection. Coach Maness, a former coach as Paris Junior College, said Tanton is the type of player he would be recruiting if he were still a college coach. He said Tanton has a very high volleyball IQ. Coach Maness said Tanton was a complete player both at the net and also passing and serving from the back row. He acknowledged that Tanton is drawing quite a bit of interest from college coaches.