2003 AVCA NAIA All-America Teams

12/12/2003

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2003 AVCA ALL-AMERICA TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR NAIA WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its women's volleyball All-America teams for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as selected by the NAIA Volleyball All-America Selection Committee.

National American University (S.D.) senior setter Fernanda Vivancos was honored as the 2003 AVCA NAIA Volleyball Player of the Year. She paced the Mavericks to the 2003 NAIA national quarterfinal round before losing to eventual national champion Fresno Pacific University.

2003 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America

Name School Pos. Yr. Ht Hometown
Edna Chumo Central Methodist Univ. MB Jr. 6-0 Nairobi, Kenya
Alisa Den Hartog Dordt College S Sr. 5-6 Rock Valley, Iowa
Sarah Emmer # Houston Baptist Univ. S Sr. 5-6 Sugar Land, Texas
Kellen Forganholi National American OH Fr. 5-10 Londrina, Brazil
Lin Gao ^*! Fresno Pacific Univ. OH Sr. 6-3 Shen Yang, China
Marla Mach ^*@ Col of St. Mary (Neb.) S Sr. 5-10 Omaha, Nebraska
Jacqueline Makokha Columbia College (Mo.) OH Jr. 6-1 Nairobi, Kenya
Patti Scofield ^$ Westmont College OH Sr. 6-0 Atascadero, Calif.
Rochelle Short ^ Point Loma Nazarene MB Sr. 6-1 Ukiah, California
Fernanda Vivancos Nelson ^*@ National American S Sr. 5-10 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Gladys Wandera Union Univ. (Tenn.) MB Jr. 6-2 Kakemega, Kenya
Michelle Warkentin Biola University MB Sr. 6-0 Reedley, California


2003 AVCA NAIA Second-Team All-America

Name School Pos. Yr. Ht Hometown
Yasemin Alpullu $ Dickinson State Univ. OH Sr. 5-8 Istanbul, Turkey
Ivana Fabryova # Olivet Nazarene Univ. OH Sr. 6-0 Nitra, Slovak Republic
Amy Fisher Biola University S Jr. 5-8 Whittier, California
Sandy Kirchner Col of St. Mary (Neb.) MB Sr. 6-3 Clarinda, Iowa
Lilian Lucas National American MB Sr. 5-11 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kristina Matchett # Southern Oregon Univ. OH Sr. 5-10 Klamath Falls, Ore.
Mandy Moffit Lubbock Christian Univ. S Jr. 5-9 Lubbock, Texas
Jenna Sagehorn # Azusa Pacific Univ. OH Sr. 5-11 Chino Hills, Calif,
Carolina Sbiodo & Point Loma Nazarene Univ. OH Sr. 6-0 Sante Fe, Argentina
Joyce Silva Martin Methodist OH Fr. 6-0 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Lindsey Wilt # Walsh University S Sr. 5-6 Bucyrus, Ohio
Mesha Wimer ^$ Fresno Pacific Univ. MB Jr. 6-1 Sanger, California


2003 AVCA NAIA Player of the Year: Fernanda Vivancos Nelson (National American University, S.D.)

^ indicates 2002 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America selection
* indicates 2001 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America selection
& indicates 2000 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America selection
! indicates 1999 AVCA NAIA First-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2002 AVCA NAIA Second-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2001 AVCA NAIA Second-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 2000 AVCA NAIA Second-Team All-America selection

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