Pottsboro native Bauer gets Southland honor

Former Pottsboro all-state volleyball player Courtni Bauer has been named the Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year.

Bauer, a junior at McNeese State, was also an honorable mention all-conference selection after leading the team with 76 blocks and was eighth in the conference with a .303 hitting percentage. She also was fourth on the team with 212 kills.

Bauer, who is the third McNeese State player to earn the honor and first since 2004, is in her first season with the program after helping Blinn win the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association national championship.