2000 AVCA Division I All-America Teams


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RICHMOND, VA. -- The American Volleyball Coaches Association will present the 20th annual All-America awards Friday at the AVCA All-America/Player of the Year banquet at the Richmond (Va.) Marriott Hotel.

Long Beach State University junior Cheryl Weaver and Stanford University sophomore Logan Tom are repeat AVCA Division I First-Team All-America selections from 1999. Loyola Marymount University senior Sarah McFarland, UCLA junior Kristee Porter and Brigham Young University junior Nina Puikkonen are two-time All-Americans having moved up from the 1999 AVCA Division I Second-Team All-American squad to the first-team in 2000. Nicole Branagh, a senior from the University of Minnesota, is a two-time AVCA Division I Second-Team All-American.

The selections are made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee:  Katie Weismiller, Indiana, Chair; Bonnie Kenny, Massachusetts; Cindy Gannon, Southeast Missouri State; Janice Kruger, Maryland; John Dunning, Pacific; Jeff Nelson, Texas Tech; Judy Green, Alabama; Denise Corlett, Stanford University; and Sharon Dingman, Illinois State, AVCA Awards Chair.

2000 AVCA Division I First-Team All-America

Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Dana Burkholder University of Arizona S Jr. 5-8 Bakersfield, California
Greichaly Cepero University of Nebraska S So. 6-2 Dorado, Puerto Rico
Kara Gormsen University of the Pacific S Sr. 5-10 Stockton, California
Lily Kahumoku University of Hawai'i OH So. 6-2 Lubbock, Texas
Angela Knopf Colorado State University MB Jr. 6-1 Troutdale, Oregon
Sherisa Livingston University of Wisconsin MB Jr. 6-2 Simi Valley, California
Sarah McFarland + Loyola Marymount University OH Sr. 6-6 Michigan City, Indiana
Laura Pilakowski University of Nebraska OH So. 6-1 Columbus, Nebraska
Kristee Porter + UCLA OH Jr. 5-11 Tyler, Texas
Nina Puikkonen + Brigham Young University MB Jr. 6-3 Murray, Utah
Logan Tom ^ Stanford University OH So. 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah
Cheryl Weaver ^ Long Beach State University MB Jr. 6-2 Washington, D.C.

2000 AVCA Division I Second-Team All-America

Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Nicole Branagh + University of Minnesota OH Sr. 6-1 Orinda, California
Amanda Burbridge Arizona State University OH Sr. 6-2 Scottsdale, Arizona
Courtney Cox Colorado State University OH Jr. 6-0 Longmont, Colorado
Lizzy Fitzgerald University of Wisconsin S Jr. 6-0 New Orleans, Louisiana
Stephanie Hagen University of Minnesota MB Jr. 6-3 Minnetonka, Minnesota
Amber Holmquist University of Nebraska MB So. 6-4 Houston, Texas
Jennifer Joines University of the Pacific MB Fr. 6-3 Milpitas, California
Mishka Levy Penn State University OH So. 6-2 Stafford, Texas
Jennifer Pahl University of Southern California MB Jr. 6-1 Murrieta, California
April Ross University of Southern California OH Fr. 6-1 Newport Beach, California
Brooke Rundle UC Santa Barbara S Jr. 5-6 Westlake, California
Colleen Smith Texas Tech University OH Sr. 6-7 Albuquerque, New Mexico


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