The Southland Conference contributed to this report.
FRISCO, Texas -- Former Warhawks JaNel and Lynn Edwards were named to the Southland Conference All-Time Volleyball Honor Roll, the league office announced Monday as part of its year-long 50th Anniversary commemoration.
“Volleyball has been a fantastic sport in the Southland for more than three decades, and we’ve seen our teams participate at the highest levels, including the NCAA national championship,” league commissioner Tom Burnett said. “We’ve had a great combination of coaching legends and standout student-athletes, and we expect that to continue for a very long time.”
Lynn and JaNel Edwards represented ULM on the SLC Honor Roll. Both sisters were two-time All-Southland selections (JaNel-1984, 85; Lynn-1987, 88).
JaNel Edwards played two seasons with the Warhawks and ranks first all-time in solo blocks, blocks per set and points per set averages. She is second all-time in both total blocks and block assists. She hammered 500 kills in 1985, a mark that still ranks second in ULM history.
Lynn Edwards, the younger of the two sisters, played at ULM from 1985-88 and sits firmly atop the all-time kills list at 1,521. She also owns the career record for attack percentage, block assists, total blocks and points. Lynn Edwards had 430-plus kills in both 1987 and 1988, the years she earned All-SLC accolades.
To best assess the candidate pool for the All-Time Honor Roll, the Southland Conference developed a metric that analyzed numerous elements of a student-athlete’s performance and value within the league at the time she played. Most notably, the conference honored “real-time” factors such as all-conference/all-tournament selections by coaches and a player’s individual honors and statistical performance among her peers.