Two players from the Ball State men’s volleyball team were named to the 2013 Volleyball Magazine NCAA All-American third team. 

Junior Kevin Owens and Senior Matt Leske each received the honor for the first time. The middle attackers led Ball State to a 3.05 blocks per set average – the best in the nation. The Cardinals were first in Division I-II with 10.74 digs per set. 

Owens and Leske were also honored by the MIVA this season with First Team and Second Team honors, respectively.    

The two helped Ball State finish the season 21-6 overall with a 9-5 mark in conference play. The Cardinals had not finished a season with 21 wins since 2007.