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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

                                                    2013 AVCA Division I All-America Teams

 

Seattle, Wash. (December 18, 2013) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 33rd annual AVCA Division I All-America Teams for women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Dec. 20, 2013, in Seattle, Washington at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet. The event is held in conjunction with the 2013 AVCA Convention.

 

Each of the three AVCA All-America Teams is comprised of 14 athletes. The Division I AVCA National Player of the Year will be announced on Dec. 20 at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet presented by Northwestern Mutual.

 

Penn State University outside hitter Deja McClendon headlines this year's recipients as the only player in the 2013 class to be honored as a four-time AVCA All-American.  Also, Texas outside hitter Haley Eckerman, Southern California libero Natalie Hagglund, Hawai'i outside hitter Emily Hartong, Missouri outside hitter Lisa Henning, Penn State opposite Ariel Scott, Texas outside hitter Bailey Webster, Michigan State outside hitter Lauren Wicinski and Penn State middle blocker Katie Slay all garner AVCA honors for a third time. 

 

Of all of the First-Team honorees, exactly three are first-time All-American recipients.  Through all three teams, exactly 21 have garnered All-American awards prior to 2013.  

 

The selections were made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee:  East Region: Mike Johnson, Xavier; East Coast Region: Tonya Johnson, Georgia Tech; Midwest Region, Chris Lamb, Wichita State; North Region: Molly Alvey, Cincinnati; Northeast Region: Sherry Dunbar, Indiana; Pacific North Region: Jennifer Greeny, Washington State; Pacific South Region: Jeff Nelson, New Mexico; South Region: Matt Peck, Middle Tennessee; Southeast Region: Craig Skinner, Kentucky; Southwest Region: Santiago Restrepo, Oklahoma.  The AVCA Awards Chair is Wisconsin Head Volleyball Coach Kelly Sheffield, but because of his responsibilities as a participant in the NCAA Semifinals, Craig Skinner served as acting chair.

 

2013 AVCA DIVISION I FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

First Name Last Name School Position Year Height Hometown
Inky Ajanaku Stanford University MB So. 6'3 Tulsa, Okla.
Tori Dixon^ University of Minnesota MB Sr. 6'3 Burnsville, Minn.
Haley Eckerman@* University of Texas OH Jr. 6'3 Waterloo, Iowa
Natalie Hagglund$* University of Southern California L Sr. 5'9 Encinitas, Calif.
Micha Hancock* Penn State University S Jr. 5'11 Edmond, Okla.
Emily Hartong@* University of Hawai'i OH Sr. 6'2 Los Alamitos, Calif.
Lisa Henning%# University of Missouri OH Sr. 6'1 Blue Springs, Mo.
Molly Kreklow University of Missouri S Sr. 6'0 Delano, Minn.
Chloe Mann* University of Florida MB Sr. 6'2 Gainesville, Fla.
Ebony Nwanebu University of Southern California OH Fr. 6'4 Fairview, Texas
Kelsey Robinson@ University of Nebraska OH Sr. 6'2 Bartlett, Ill.
Ariel  Scott%* Penn State University RS Sr. 6'4 Ridgewood, N.J.
Krista  Vansant^ University of Washington OH Jr. 6'2 Redlands, Calif.
Carly  Wopat* Stanford University MB Sr. 6'2 Santa Barbara, Calif.

 

 

2013 AVCA DIVISION I SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA 

 

First Name Last Name School Position Year Height Hometown
Whitney Billings ^ University of Kentucky RS Sr. 6'2 Helena, Ala.
Liz  Brenner^ University of Oregon OH Jr. 6'1 Portland, Ore.
Samantha Bricio University of Southern California OH So. 6'2 Guadalajara, Mexico
Madi Bugg Stanford University S So. 6'0 Apex, N.C.
Lauren Carlini University of Wisconsin S Fr. 6'2 Aurora, Ill.
Chloe Ferrari University of San Diego MB Sr. 6'1 Clovis, Calif.
Kristen Hahn^ Iowa State University L Sr. 5'6 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Christina Higgins University of California RS Jr. 6'2 Inglewood, Calif.
Deja McClendon!$# Penn State University OH Sr. 6'1 Louisville, Ky.
Sallie McLaurin# University of Oklahoma MB Sr. 6'2 Midwest City, Okla.
Chiaka Ogbogu The University of Texas MB Fr. 6'2 Coppell, Texas
Bailey Webster$^ The University of Texas OH Sr. 6'3 Baltimore, Md.
Lauren Wicinski%^ Michigan State University OH Sr. 6'1 Geneva, Ill.
Ashley Wittman@ University of Minnesota OH Sr. 6'0 Shakopee, Minn.

 

 

 

2013 AVCA DIVISION I THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

First Name Last Name School Position Year Height Hometown
McKenzie Adams UTSA OH Sr. 6'3 Schertz, Texas
Jocelynn Birks University of Illinois OH RS So. 6'2 Willow Springs, Ill.
Chelsey Feekin Wichita State University S Sr. 6'1 Papillion, Neb.
Alexa Gray Brigham Young University OH So. 6'2 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Caroline Jarmoc^ University of Kansas MB RS Sr. 6'2 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Elizabeth Koberstein Marquette University S Sr. 5'11 Madison, Wis.
Kori Moster Michigan State University L Jr. 5'4 Cincinnati, Ohio
Kaleigh Nelson University of Washington OH Jr. 6'0 Salem, Ore.
Val Nichol Purdue University S Jr. 6'1 Normal, Ill.
Alexis  Olgard University of Southern California MB Sr. 6'5 Spokane, Wash.
Chantale Riddle University of New Mexico RS RS Jr. 6'0 Roswell, N.M.
Kadie Rolfzen University of Nebraska OH Fr. 6'3 Papillion, Neb.
Emily Sklar Duke University OH So. 6'3 San Jose, Calif.
Katie Slay@^ Penn State University MB Sr. 6'6 Raleigh, N.C.

 

* indicates 2012 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2012 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2012 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2011 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 2011 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
% indicates 2011 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
! indicates 2010 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection

 

2013 Division I AVCA Freshman of the Year: Ebony Nwanebu, Southern Calif., OH
2013 Division I AVCA Player of the Year: Announced at the AVCA All-America/Player of the Year Banquet presented by Northwestern Mutual on Friday.

 


2013 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America

 

First Name Last Name School Position Year
Avery Acker SMU S So.
Chelsea Albers University of Kansas RS Jr.
Hannah Allison University of Texas S Sr.
Ashley Andrade Wichita State University MB Sr.
Autumn Bailey Marquette University OH Fr.
Edina Begic Arkansas-Little Rock OH Jr.
Khat Bell University of Texas MB Jr.
Jennifer Beltran University of Illinois L Sr.
Abbey Bessler Xavier University OH Fr.
Mackenzie Bigbee Iowa State University RS So.
Jovana Bjelica University of North Carolina OH Gr.
Taylor Brauneis University of Florida S Sr.
Alaysia Brown University of San Diego OH Jr.
Kelli Browning Creighton University MB Jr.
Rachel Brummitt Texas Tech University L Jr.
Jordan Burgess Stanford University OH So.
Kathryn Caine Virginia Tech RS Jr.
Joan Caloiaro University of California S Sr.
Ellen Chapman University of Wisconsin OH Jr.
Jennifer Cross University of Michigan MB Sr.
Adrianna  Culbert Colorado State University OPP So.
Kelli Culbertson University of Tulsa OH Sr.
Shelby Dalton University of Utah OPP Jr.
Lexie Dannemiller University of Michigan S Jr.
Maggie Deichmeister Duke University S Jr.
Megan Devine East Tennessee State University OH Sr.
Jewell Dobson Lipscomb University MB Jr.
Darcy Dorton College of Charleston OH RS Sr.
Lauren Ford Lipscomb University OH Jr.
Deedra  Foss Colorado State University S RS Jr.
Kimmy Gardiner Mississippi State University RS Fr.
Sydney Gedryn Cal State Northridge S Sr.
Kyle Gilbert Stanford University L Jr.
Abby Gilleland Ohio University S So.
Nia Grant Penn State University MB Jr.
Kristina Graven St. Mary's College OH Sr.
Meghan Haggerty University of Nebraska MB So.
Victoria Hamsher Virginia Tech MB Sr.
Meredith Hays University of Arkansas OH Jr.
Xitali Herrera UTEP MB Sr.
Casey Hinger Cal State Northridge MB Jr.
Briana Holman Lousiana State University MB Fr.
Alex  Holston University of Florida RS Fr.
Stephanie Holthus Northwestern Univesrity OH Sr.
Jeni Houser University of Notre Dame MB Jr.
Camila Jersonsky Auburn University MB Sr.
KiKi Jones Purdue University MB Jr.
Carly Kan University of Missouri OH Fr.
Colleen King University of Denver RS Sr.
Madi Kingdon University of Arizona OH Jr.
Shelby Kintzel University of Northern Iowa MB Sr.
Romana Kriskova VCU OH So.
Kendall Kritenbrink University of South Dakota OH Jr.
Kelly Lamberti Ohio University OH Jr.
Kaitlyn Leary Ohio State University OH Sr.
Kristyna Lindovska American University OH Jr.
Whitney  Little University of Missouri MB Jr.
Karsta  Lowe UCLA OPP Jr.
Mel Mandelbaum Tulane University S Sr.
Cori Martone Tulane University OH Sr.
Alexis Mathews Michigan State University MB Sr.
Molly McCage University of Texas MB So.
Sara McClinton University of Kansas OH Jr.
Ali McCurdy Duke University L Sr.
Erin McNorton University of Kansas S Sr.
Roxanne McVey Mississippi State University L So.
Alexandra Morgan University of Kentucky MB Sr.
Brea Muhle University of Denver MB Sr.
Ellen Mullins University of Tennessee L Sr.
Ashley Neff Florida State University MB Sr.
Paige Neuenfeldt University of North Carolina MB So.
Meghan Niemann Marquette University MB RS Fr.
Adrianna Nora University of Minnesota RS Jr.
Jeme Obeime Duke University OH Jr.
C'era Oliveira University of San Diego L Sr.
Jenna Orlandini University of Washington L Sr.
Karin Palgutova St. John's University OH So.
Samantha Peters Colorado State University MB RS Sr.
Mary Pollmiller University of Nebraska S Jr.
Lauren Rafdal University of Toledo OH Sr.
Ziva Recek University of Florida OH So.
Tyler Richardson Middle Tennessee State University MB RS So.
Krystal Rivers University of Alabama MB RS Fr.
Raymariely Santos University of Arkansas S Sr.
DeLaina Sarden UCF MB Jr.
Allie Sawatzky Texas A&M University S Sr.
Jordan Shaw Saint Mary's College  OH Sr.
Michelle Sicner Creighton University S Jr.
Mo Simmons Clemson University OH Sr.
Natalia Skiba Northeastern University L Jr.
Alex Smith Xavier University MB Sr.
Aubree Smith Xavier University S Jr.
Erica Stahl Butler University MB Jr.
Vendula Strakova Hampton University RS Jr.
Becca Strehlow Pepperdine University S So.
Juliette Thevenin University of South Carolina OH Sr.
Carly Thomas Missouri State University S Sr.
Brittany Thomas University of Alabama OH Fr.
Molly Toon University of Michigan OH Sr.
Taylor Unroe University of Florida L Jr.
Elise Walch Florida State University RS Sr.
Nicole Walch Florida State University OH So.
Sierra Wilson University of Alabama S So.
 
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Media Contact:
David Portney, AVCA Manager of Media Relations
David.Portney@avca.org

Awards Contact:
Brad Wilson, AVCA Manager of Awards
Brad.Wilson@avca.org


 
  
  
 
  
     
 


 

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