Bridgeport, Conn.-The University of Bridgeport women's volleyball team is well represented on the 2012 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NCAA Division II All-East Region Team, as a total of four Purple Knights have been recognized.
Earning 2012 AVCA All-East Region honors are a trio of UB sophomores in Larissa Oliveira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Biljana Savic (Novi Sad, Serbia) and Ying Shen (Nanjing, China). 2012 marks the second consecutive year that Oliveira and Savic have earned AVCA All-Region accolades.
Bridgeport senior Sabrina Simas (Blumenau, Brazil) was named Honorable Mention AVCA All-East Region.
The defending NCAA Division II East Region Champions, Bridgeport will begin play in the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament this Thursday, November 29 at 2:30 p.m. when UB, the number two seed in the East Region, will take on Dowling College, the number seven seed in the East Region. Action will take place at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Conn.