2004 AVCA Division II All-America Teams

11/29/2004

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2004 AVCA All-America Teams Announced for
NCAA Division II Volleyball


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 24th annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division II women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Dec. 1, 2004, at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tournament banquet at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. The NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tournament begins on Dec. 2 with quarterfinal matches being played at Health and Sports Center on the campus of Barry University.

UC San Diego senior setter Teresa Ohta was selected to the AVCA All-America First-Team for the second consecutive year. Nebraska-Kearney junior middle blocker Erin Gudmundson, North Florida senior setter Valerie Martinez, Truman senior outside hitter Jessica Sears and Minnesota Duluth senior outside hitter Callie Zwettler all moved up from second team to first team in 2004. North Florida senior middle blocker Jackie Struck was selected to the AVCA All-America Second-Team for the fourth time, while Queens (N.Y.) senior outside hitter Anna Bondarenko and St. Edward's senior outside hitter Erika Figueiredo was tabbed AVCA All-American for the third time.

The 2004 All-America selections were made by the AVCA Division II All-America Committee: Kim Sudbeck, Augustana College (S.D.), chairperson; Jim Boos, University of Minnesota Duluth; Tia Brandel-Wilhelm, Ferris State University; Jim Callender, Western New Mexico University; Ginger Crissman-Ashley, Catawba College; Sandy Hoffman, Bentley College; Gary Lee, Millersville University; Peggy Martin, Central Missouri State University; and Kim Vinson, Cameron University.

2004 AVCA DIVISION II FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
 

Player Institution Pos Yr Ht Hometown
Vicky Braegelmann University of Minnesota Duluth OH Fr.-R 6-0 Albany, Minn.
Fernanda Brino Barry University OH Sr. 5-11 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Erin Gudmundson % University of Nebraska at Kearney MB Jr. 5-11 Kearney, Neb.
Brianna Harris California State Univ., San Bernardino OH Sr. 6-0 Victorville, Calif.
Valerie Martinez % University of North Florida S Sr. 5-9 Miami, Fla.
Teresa Ohta * University of California San Diego S Sr. 5-6 Cypress, Calif.
Carrie Ritchie Ashland University OH Sr. 5-10 Mansfield, Ohio
Michele Rosamiglia Barry University S Jr. 5-6 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jessica Sears % Truman State University OH Sr. 5-10 Colchester, Ill.
Joy Wubben Concordia University-St. Paul MB Sr. 5-11 Prinsburg, Minn.
Li YiZhi Lock Haven University MB So. 5-11 Shanghai, China
Callie Zwettler % University of Minnesota Duluth OH Sr. 5-7 Madison, Wis.


2004 AVCA DIVISION II SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
 

Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Erin Arnold & University of Nebraska at Kearney OH Sr. 5-10 Casper, Wyoming
Anna Bondarenko %# Queens College (N.Y.) OH Sr. 6-1 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Aimee Dewitte & Northern Michigan University OH Sr. 6-0 St. Charles, Ill.
Karla Fairbanks Ferris State University OH Sr. 5-11 Rogers City, Mich.
Kristin Koralewski * Northern Kentucky University OH Sr. 5-8 Muskego, Wis.
Tia Lindberg % Concordia University-St. Paul OH Sr. 5-11 Stacy, Minn.
Elyse Mohme Central Missouri State University MB Sr. 6-2 Columbia, Ill.
Cathleen Price & California State Univ., San Bernardino MB Sr. 5-11 Gresham, Ore.
Sarah Shearman Truman State University OH So. 5-8 Manchester, Mo.
Jackie Struck %#$ University of North Florida MB Sr. 6-0 Spring, Texas
Ericka Womack University of Tampa MB Jr. 5-9 Tampa, Fla.
Amber Zoglman Fort Hays State University MB Sr. 6-0 Goddard, Kan.


2004 AVCA DIVISION II THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
 

Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Elizabeth Anyigor-Abitogun Pittsburg State University MB Sr. 6-1 Delta, Nigeria
Erika Figueiredo &# St. Edward's University OH Sr. 5-11 Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Greta Iisakka University of Minnesota Duluth S Sr. 5-9 Andover, Minn.
LeAnne McGahuey Central Washington University MB Jr. 5-10 Wenatchee, Wash.
Dani McHenry Washburn University OH Sr. 6-0 Topeka, Kan.
Liz Narkon Western New Mexico University OH So. 6-0 Honolulu, Hawai'i
Kate Reome Central Washington University S Sr. 5-8 Nine Mile, Falls Wash.
Marta Slodnik Dowling College OH So. 5-11 Gdynia, Poland
Bethany Spilde University of Nebraska at Kearney S Jr. 5-9 Council Bluffs, Iowa
Cailin Terhaar Concordia University-St. Paul S Jr. 5-7 Apple Valley, Minn.
Samanta Tucillo Barry University RS/Opp Sr. 6-1 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bonnie Wilson University of California San Diego OH Sr. 6-0 Moraga, Calif.


* indicates 2003 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
% indicates 2003 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2002 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2001 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
& indicates 2003 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection

2004 AVCA Division II Freshman of the Year: Beverly Stasis (Florida Southern College, OH)
2004 AVCA Division II Player of the Year: Announced Dec. 1, 2004

2004 AVCA DIVISION II HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA
 

Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Karla Bersano Barry University OH Sr. 6-1 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Allison Boddy University of Minnesota Duluth DS/Lib Jr. 5-5 New Ulm, Minn.
Heather Bonde Southern Illinois Univ.-Edwardsville MB Jr. 6-0 Millstadt, Ill.
Erin Brosz University of Nebraska at Kearney MB Jr. 6-0 Grand Island, Neb.
Laura Ellerbusch University of Southern Indiana MB Jr. 6-0 Newburg, Ind.
Te'Ara Epps Cal State L.A. MB Jr. 6-2 Tulare, Calif.
Vanessa Ferretti University of North Alabama OH Jr. 6-0 Porto Allegre, Brazil
Nikki Green Mesa State College OH Jr. 5-10 Littleton, Colo.
Burcu Hakyemez New York Institute of Technology MB Sr. 6-1 Istanbul, Turkey
Becky Haug Central Missouri State University MB Jr. 6-0 Lee's Summit, Mo.
Katie Hogan University of California San Diego MB Sr. 5-10 San Jose, Calif.
Ashley Holt Fort Hays State University RS/Opp So. 6-1 Conway Springs, Kan.
Tracy Kirk Grand Valley State University MB Jr. 6-1 Cadillac, Mich.
Emily Kohler University of North Florida RS/Opp So. 5-11 Tallahassee, Fla.
Shaun McAllister University of Indianapolis OH Sr. 5-10 Elkhart, Ind.
Amy McLeay University of Nebraska at Omaha OH Sr. 6-0 Omaha, Neb.
Masha Mosenzhnik Queens College (N.Y.) OH Sr. 5-10 Kiev, Ukraine
Michelle Muniz Bryant University OH Jr. 5-8 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Sabrina Smart Cal State Bakersfield MB Sr. 5-10 Shafter, Calif.
Katie Tarka Central Missouri State University DS/Lib So. 5-9 St. Charles, Mo.
Courtney Veasey Florida Southern College DS/Lib Sr. 5-4 Middleburg, Fla.
Kaci Young Central Missouri State University S Jr. 5-8 Littleton, Colo.




AVCA All-America First-Team

Vicky Braegelmann, a 6-0 outside hitter for University of Minnesota Duluth, is a redshirt freshman from Albany, Minn. Braeglemann has helped the Bulldogs to their first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tournament. She has averaged 3.41 kills and 0.80 blocks per game while hitting a team-leading .372 percentage. Braegelmann earned the NCC Player of the Week twice in 2004.

Fernanda Brino, a 5-11 outside hitter for Barry University, is a senior from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brino has helped the Buccaneers back to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the first time since 2001. She averages 3.84 kills, 3.41 digs, 0.53 blocks and 0.61 aces per game. Brino attacks at a .321 percentage as Barry is 31-1 on the season with nine victories over current nationally ranked teams. She was named the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year.

Erin Gudmundson, a 5-11 middle blocker for University of Nebraska at Kearney, is a junior from Kearney, Neb. Gudmundson, a two-time AVCA All-American, has helped the Lopers to a 39-0 record in 2004 and the number-one ranking in the CSTV/AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll. She ranks fifth nationally in attack percentage with a .423 mark. Gudmundson averages 4.88 kills and 1.04 blocks per game.

Brianna Harris, a 6-0 outside hitter for California State University, San Bernardino, is a senior from Victorville, Calif. Harris has sparked the Coyotes to a 27-3 overall record that has included five wins over nationally ranked opponents. She averages 5.31 kills, 2.79 digs and 0.72 blocks per game while hitting .322 in 2004. Harris set an NCAA Tournament record with 45 kills in the Coyotes' five-game win over UC San Diego on Nov. 20.

Valerie Martinez, a 5-9 setter for University of North Florida, is a senior from Miami, Fla. Martinez, a two-time AVCA All-American and three-time AVCA All-South Region pick, led the Ospreys to a 30-6 overall record in 2004. She set UNF to a .286 team attack percentage and eight wins over nationally ranked opponents. Martinez ranks second nationally with 14.08 assists per game, in addition to 2.10 digs, 0.70 blocks and 0.89 kills per game.

Teresa Ohta, a 5-6 setter for UC San Diego, is a senior from Cypress, Calif. Ohta, a two-time AVCA All-America First-Team selection, was selected the CCAA Most Valuable Player in 2004. She finished the season with 1,329 assists, 87 kills, 30 aces, 259 digs and 32 blocks. Ohta is the school's all-time leader in career assists and added 1,084 career digs.

Carrie Ritchie, a 5-10 outside hitter for Ashland University, is a senior from Mansfield, Ohio. Ritchie paced Ashland to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament as the Eagles are currently ranked 25th in the CSTV/AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll. She leads the nation in kills per game with 5.97, finishing the season with 699 kills. Ritchie was tabbed the GLIAC Player of the Year in 2004.

Michele Rosamiglia, a 5-6 setter for Barry University, is a junior from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Rosamiglia has led the third-ranked Barry Buccaneers to a 31-1 overall record, including a 9-1 mark against nationally ranked teams. She sets the Buccaneer offense in motion with a .311 team attack percentage. Rosamiglia averages 13.52 assists, 1.00 kills, 2.01 digs and 0.28 aces per game.

Jessica Sears, a 5-10 outside hitter for Truman State University, is a senior from Colchester, Ill. Sears has ignited the Bulldogs to a perfect 35-0 record and number-two ranking in the CSTV/AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll. She leads the team with a .303 hitting percentage, which ranks third in the MIAA. Sears, a two-time AVCA All-American, averages 3.66 kills and 3.44 digs per game in 2004.

Joy Wubben, a 5-11 middle blocker for Concordia University-St. Paul, is a senior from Prinsburg, Minn. Wubben paced the Golden Bears to a 32-3 record and spot in the NCAA Division II North Central Region finals. She averaged 4.36 kills and 1.42 blocks per game while hitting .386 in 2004. Wubben, the NSIC Player of the Year, reached 10 or more kills in 31 of 35 matches in her final season of competition.

Li Yizhi, a 5-11 middle blocker for Lock Haven University, is a sophomore from Shanghai, China. Yizhi has led the Lady Eagles back to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tournament with a 27-3 overall record. She currently leads the nation in attack percentage with a .463 mark. Yizhi averages 3.99 kills, 1.69 blocks, 3.60 digs and 0.38 aces per game en route to being named PSAC Player of the Year.

Callie Zwettler, a 5-7 outside hitter for University of Minnesota Duluth, is a senior from Madison, Wis. Zwettler has led the Bulldogs to the number-five ranking in the CSTV/AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll entering their first NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearance. She averages a team-best 4.98 kills per game to go with 3.38 digs and 0.33 aces per game. Zwettler is a two-time AVCA All-American, improving from second team in 2003.


AVCA All-America Second-Team

Erin Arnold, a 5-10 outside hitter for University of Nebraska at Kearney, is a senior from Casper, Wy. Arnold charts 3.52 kills, 3.68 digs and 0.37 aces per game in helping the Lopers to a 39-0 record in 2004. She has helped UNK return to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the second year in row and fourth time overall. Arnold is the school's career kills leader and ranks third overall in career digs.

Anna Bondarenko, a 6-1 outside hitter for Queens College in New York, is a senior from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Bondarenko, a three-time AVCA All-America Second-Team selection, has led the Knights to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tournament for the second straight year. She averages 4.68 kills, 1.27 blocks, 3.04 digs and 0.52 aces per game in her final season. Bondarenko has attacked at a .373 clip, which ranks among the top 25 nationally.

Aimee Dewitte, a 6-0 outside hitter for Northern Michigan University, is a senior from St. Charles, Mo. Dewitte, a who moved up from an AVCA All-America Third Team pick in 2003, has helped the Wildcats to their first NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearance since 1997. She averages 3.72 kills, 3.44 digs, 0.68 blocks and 0.43 aces per game. Dewitte has 18 double-doubles for the 12th-ranked Wildcats.

Karla Fairbanks, a 5-11 outside hitter for Ferris State University, is a senior from Rogers City, Mich. Fairbanks averaged 4.85 kills and 0.59 aces per game while earning GLIAC North Division Player of the Week four times in 2004. She posted 20 or more kills in 15 of her last 23 appearances this season for a total of 538 kills. Fairbanks finished her career ranked third in school history with 1,649 kills and was 53 digs shy of 1,000-career digs.

Kristin Koralewski, a 5-8 outside hitter for Northern Kentucky University, is a senior from Muskego, Wis. Koralewski, a two-time AVCA All-American, was named the GLVC Player of the Year for the second straight season. She averaged 4.99 kills per game while hitting .382 for the season as the Norse won 22 of 31 matches. Koralewski finished her career with 1,485 kills and 1,192 digs, both ranking sixth in school history.

Tia Lindberg, a 5-11 outside hitter for Concordia University-St. Paul, is a senior from Stacy, Minn. Lindberg, a two-time AVCA All-American, helped the Golden Bears to a spot in the NCAA Division II North Central Region finals. She averaged 3.17 kills and 1.38 blocks per game for the seventh-ranked Golden Bears. Lindberg tallied 10 or more kills on 21 occasions in 2004, while hitting .350 or better in 18 matches.

Elyse Mohme, a 6-2 middle blocker for Central Missouri State University, is a senior from Columbia, Ill. Mohme turned in 4.40 kills and 0.87 blocks per game for the ninth-ranked Jennies in 2004. She produced a .361 individual attack percentage as she was selected All-MIAA First Team for the second time. Mohme's 577 kills ranks fifth-best in school history, while her kill average is second-best in Jennies' history.

Cathleen Price, a 5-11 middle blocker for California State University, San Bernardino, is a senior from Gresham, Ore. Price, a two-time AVCA All-American, ranks second in the nation in attack percentage with a .456 mark. She averages 3.70 kills, 2.49 digs and 1.05 blocks per game for the 27-3 Coyotes. Price has turned in nine double-doubles this season, including a 27-kill, 18-dig performance in the NCAA Pacific Region final against UC San Diego.

Sarah Shearman, a 5-8 outside hitter for Truman State University, is a sophom

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