Kullerkann To Complete College Career At Duquesne

By
Avery T. Jennings

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Updated Mon, Feb 24, 2014 8:13 pm
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Logan Riely

Ohio outside hitter Liis Kullerkann will complete her final year of eligibility as a member of the Duquesne volleyball team.

The 6-foot-3 redshirt junior ranked fourth on the Bobcats in kills (244, 2.12/set) during the 2013 season after recording just nine kills in the previous two seasons, combined. In Ohio's MAC tournament final against Eastern Michigan, Kullerkann notched a career-high 15 kills to help propel the Bobcats into the NCAA tournament.

Kullerkann became a key fixture in coach Ryan Theis' rotation after preseason All-MAC selection Chelsea Bilger tore her ACL in the team's fifth game of the season. She started 13 times and appeared in all but one of the Bobcats' matches this season.

A native Estonian, Kullerkann also played with her country's national team during the FIVB World Championship qualification process. She helped the Estonian National Team get to the third round of qualification -- its best finish in team history -- before it was eliminated in January.

Kullerkann is majoring in marketing and international business at Ohio University.

Duquesne volleyball finished the 2013 season 20-10. The Dukes earned their first NCAA Volleyball Championship appearance in school history after defeating VCU in the finals of the 2013 Atlantic-10 tournament.

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