Division I All-America Teams

 

 

Oklahoma City, Okla. (December 17, 2014) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 34th annual AVCA Division I All-America Teams for women's volleyball. The awards will be presented Dec. 19, 2014, in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet. The event is held in conjunction with the 2014 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. 19 at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet.

 

University of Texas outside hitter Haley Eckerman leads this year’s class earning AVCA All-American honors all four years. She becomes just the 26th player in AVCA history to garner four All-America awards in four years. Penn State’s Micha Hancock and Krista Vansant have taken home AVCA All-America honors three times. In total, 13 players have been awarded multiple times.

    

The selections were made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee: Chair: Sherry Dunbar, Indiana University; East Region: Mike Johnson, Xavier University;  East Coast Region: Dennis Hohenshelt, University of Virginia; Midwest Region: Melissa Stokes, Missouri State University; North Region: Cathy George, Michigan State University; Northeast Region: Reed Sunahara, University at Buffalo; Pacific North Region: Shawn Garus, Boise State University; Pacific South Region: Liz Kritza, University of Colorado; South Region: Matt Peck, Middle Tennessee State University; Southeast Region: Scott Swanson, University of South Carolina; Southwest Region: Santiago Restrepo, University of Oklahoma. 

 

 

2014 AVCA DIVISION I FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

First Name Last Name School Position Year
Inky Ajanaku* Stanford University MB Jr.
Madi Bugg^ Stanford University S Jr.
Jordan Burgess Stanford University OH Jr.
Lauren Carlini^ University of Wisconsin S So.
Haley Eckerman!$* University of Texas OH Sr.
Nia Grant Penn State University MB Sr.
Jennifer Hamson$ Brigham Young University RS Sr.
Micha Hancock$* Penn State University S Sr.
Briana Holman Louisiana State University MB So.
Alex Holston University of Florida RS So.
Karsta Lowe UCLA OH Sr.
Chiaka Ogbogu^ University of Texas MB So.
Taylor Simpson University of Colorado OH Sr.
Krista Vansant@* University of Washington OH Sr.

 

 

2014 AVCA DIVISION I SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA 


First Name Last Name School Position Year
Rhamat  Alhassan University of Florida MB Fr.
Khat  Bell University of Texas MB Sr.
Morgan Bergren University of Kentucky S Jr.
Jocelynn Birks# University of Illinois OH RS Jr.
Samantha Bricio^ University of Southern California OH Jr.
Ali Frantti Penn State University OH Fr.
Alexa Gray# Brigham Young University OH Jr.
Savanah Leaf University of Miami OH Sr.
Merete Lutz Stanford University MB RS Fr.
Taylor Morey University of Wisconsin L Jr.
Chaniel Nelson University of North Carolina RS RS Sr.
Courtney Thomas University of Wisconsin RS Sr.
Nicole Walch Florida State University OH Jr.
Aiyana Whitney Penn State University RS RS Jr.

 

 

2014 AVCA DIVISION I THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

First Name Last Name School Position Year
Martenne Bettendorf University of Oregon RS Jr.
Kelli Browning Creighton University MB Sr.
Mackenzie Dagostino University of Florida S Jr.
Deedra Foss Colorado State University S Sr.
Macey Gardner Arizona State University OH Jr.
Madi  Kingdon University of Arizona OH Sr.
Mary-Kate Marshall Oregon State University OH Fr.
Molly McCage University of Texas MB Jr.
Kaleigh  Nelson# University of Washington RS Sr.
Caitlin Nolan Iowa State University L Jr.
Krystal Rivers University of Alabama RS RS So.
Kadie Rolfzen# University of Nebraska OH So.
Lianna Sybeldon University of Washington MB Jr.
Paige Tapp University of Minnesota MB So.

 

 

* indicates 2013 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2013 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2013 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
$ 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 Second-Team All-America selection

 

2014 Division I AVCA Freshman of the Year: Ali Frantti, Penn State, OH
2014 Division I AVCA Player of the Year: To be announced at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet on Friday, December 19th.

 


2014 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America

 

First Name Last Name School Position Year
Avery Acker SMU S Jr.
Stephanie Aiple Texas A&M University S Fr.
Chelsea Albers University of Kansas RS Sr.
Kaye Alese Green UCF MB RS Sr.
Jordan Anderson West Virginia University OH So.
Simone Antwi University of Florida MB Jr.
Nikki Attea West Virginia University RS Jr.
Jazzmin Babers Texas A&M University MB So.
Autumn Bailey Marquette University OH So.
Edina Begic UALR OH Sr.
Savannah Blinn Gonzaga University OH RS Jr.
Dajana Boskovic UTSA OH So.
Amy Boswell Brigham Young University MB So.
Morgan Boukather Stanford University RS Sr.
Katie Brand Kansas State University S RS So.
Kia Bright UCF OH So.
Brianna Brink Texas A&M-Corpus Christi OH Sr.
Sarah Burrington Florida State University MB RS So.
Elizabeth Campbell Ohio State University OH Jr.
Alyssa Cavanaugh Western Kentucky University OH Fr.
Nakeyta Clair Ole Miss MB Jr.
Tess Clark University of Louisville MB Fr.
Abby Cole University of Michigan MB So.
Adrianna Culbert Colorado State University RS Jr.
Julia Doyle University of Oklahoma S Jr.
Annie Drews Purdue University RS Jr.
Katie Dutchman Northwestern University MB RS Sr.
Kaitlyn Early Illinois State University S Sr.
Kelsey Fien University of Nebraska OH Jr.
Lauren Ford Lipscomb University OH Sr.
Tessa Fournier Seton Hall University L So.
Katie George University of Louisville S Jr.
Kyle Gilbert Stanford University L Sr.
Abby Gilleland Ohio University S Jr.
Ashton Gregory Furman University MB So.
Isolde Hannan University of Dayton MB Sr.
Payton Harris Mississippi State University L Fr.
Ainise Havili University of Kansas S Fr.
Meredith Hays University of Arkansas OH Sr.
Marion Hazelwood University of Oklahoma MB Fr.
Kaitlyn Hickey IUPUI OH Jr.
Casey Hinger CSUN MB Sr.
Kierra Holst University of Oklahoma OH Jr.
Katie Horton Florida State University OH So.
Gillian Howard University of the Pacific MB Sr.
Jillian Humphrey Rice University MB Sr.
Kat Hutson University of Alabama OH Fr.
Lily Johnson Missouri State University OH Fr.
Carly Kan University of Missouri OH So.
Jaelyn Keene Illinois State University MB Fr.
Litara Keil Loyola Marymount University MB Sr.
Kendall Kritenbrink University of South Dakota OH Sr.
Kadi Kullerkann University of Houston OH/RS RS Jr.
Abbie Lehman Wichita State University MB RS Fr.
Arielle Love Duquesne University MB Sr.
Jessica Lucas Western Kentucky University S Fr.
Bre Mackie Long Beach State University RS Sr.
Olivia Magill University of Hawai'i MB Jr.
Shelbey Manthorpe Seton Hall University S Sr.
Liz McMahon University of Illinois RS Sr.
Victoria McPherson University of North Carolina MB Jr.
Rachel Minarick Michigan State University S Fr.
Katie Mosher Florida State University L RS Sr.
Kori Moster Michigan State University L Sr.
Jackie Napper University of Kentucky L Sr.
Amy Neal University of Texas OH Jr.
Haleigh Nelson University of Wisconsin MB So.
Paige Neuenfeldt University of North Carolina MB Jr
Val Nichol Purdue University S/RS Sr.
Lauren O'Conner University of Kentucky OH Sr.
Jeme Obeime Duke University OH Sr.
Belle Obert Butler University OH Sr.
Chisom Okpala Long Beach State University MB Sr.
Amanda Orchard University of Pittsburgh MB Jr.
Emily Orrick Illinois State University L Sr.
Chidima Osuchukwu George Washington Univ. MB So.
Mary Pollmiller University of Nebraska S Sr.
Chloe Reinig Michigan State University OH So.
Chantale Riddle University of New Mexico RS RS Sr.
Mackenzie Roddy Northern Illinois University OH Sr.
Mollie Rogers Yale University OH Sr.
Taylor Sandbothe Ohio State University MB So.
Daly Santana University of Minnesota OH Jr.
DeLaina Sarden UCF MB Sr.
Markie Schaedig Arkansas State University L So.
Heather Schnars University of Central Arkansas OH Jr.
Lillian Schonewise University of California, Berkley MB RS Jr.
Briana Sharratt UT Arlington MB So.
Taylor Sherwin Ohio State University S Sr.
Emani Sims University of Miami MB RS Sr.
Emily Sklar Duke University OH Jr.
Monika Smidova American University S Jr.
Aubree Smith Xavier University S Sr.
Penina Snuka University of Arizona S So.
Emily Spencer IPFW OH Sr.
Vendula Strakova Hampton University RS Sr.
Shelby Sullivan Texas A&M University MB Jr.
Ece Taner University of North Carolina L Sr.
Hannah Tedrow Loyola Marymount University S Jr.
Anni Thomasson University of Kentucky OH So.
Dominique Thompson University of Wisconsin MB RS Sr.
Alaina Turner University of Dayton OH Jr.
Jessica Waldrip UTSA S So.
Taylor Whittingham University of Southern California L So.
Kelsey Williams Duke University S Sr.
Kelsie Wills Hofstra University OH Sr.
Sierra Wilson University of Alabama S Jr.
Caroline Young SMU OH Sr.
Kylee Zumach Kansas State University OH Fr.

 

AVCA First-Team All-America

 

Inky Ajanaku, Stanford, MB
Stats: 3.52 K/S, .438 hitting percentage, 1.16 B/S
Two-time AVCA First-Team All-American (2013)…Alongside two teammates become the 47th, 48th and 49th Stanford players to earn AVCA First-Team All-American honors….Eight more than Nebraska for most all-time in Division I.

 

Madi Bugg, Stanford, S
Stats: 12.11 A/S, .316 team hitting percentage, 2.79 D/S, 0.55 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (second team in 2013)…Alongside two teammates become the 47th, 48th and 49th Stanford players to earn AVCA First-Team All-American honors.

Jorgan Burgess, Stanford, OH
Stats: 3.10 K/S, .268 hitting percentage, 3.16 D/S
First-time AVCA All-American…21st different Stanford player (including Bugg) to earn AVCA First-Team All-American honors.

Lauren Carlini, Wisconsin, S
Stats: 11.23 K/S, .275 team hitting percentage, 3.03 D/S, 0.70 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (second team in 2013)…Fourth player in Badgers history to earn multiple AVCA All-American honors…Wisconsin’s first First-Team All-American since Sherisa Livingston in 2001.

Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH
Stats: 3.21 K/S, .262 hitting percentage, 1.22 D/S
Four-time AVCA All-American (second team in 2011, first team in 2012 and 2013)…26th player in AVCA Division I history to be a four-time AVCA All-American…Second in Texas history (Demetria Sance from 1995-1998).

Nia Grant, Penn State, MB
Stats: 2.34 K/S, .442 hitting percentage, 1.11 B/S
First-Time AVCA All-American…19th player in program history to earn AVCA First-Team All-American honors.

Jennifer Hamson, BYU, RS
Stats: 3.75 K/S, .329 hitting percentage, 1.46 D/S, 1.35 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (First Team in 2012)…Took last year off to focus on BYU’s basketball team…Second player in program history to earn multiple AVCA First-Team All-American honors.

 

Micha Hancock, Penn State, S
Stats: 11.53 A/S, 1.16 K/S, .399 hitting percentage, .348 team hitting percentage
Three-time AVCA First-Team All-American (2012, 2013)…Alongside fellow first-teamer Haley Eckerman, become the 28th and 29th players in AVCA Division I history to earn First-Team honors three times…Deja McClendon, Bonnie Bremner, Blair Brown, Nicole Fawcett, Megan Hodge are the other Nittany Lions to accomplish the same feat.

 

Briana Holman, LSU, MB
Stats: 3.94 K/S, .383 hitting percentage, 1.47 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Sixth ever player from LSU to earn AVCA All-American honors, and the first since 2009 (Britnee Cooper).

 

Alex Holston, Florida, RS
Stats: 3.83 K/S, .350 hitting percentage, 0.73 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…10th different player in program history earn AVCA First-Team All-American.

 

Karsta Lowe, UCLA, OH
Stats: 5.96 K/S, .304 hitting percentage, 2.04 D/S, 0.66 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…28th different player in UCLA history to earn AVCA All-American honors…18th different player to make earn First-Team honors.

 

Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas, MB
Stats: 2.02 K/S, .416 hitting percentage, 1.32 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (second team in 2013)…15th different player in Longhorns history to earn AVCA First-Team honors.

 

Taylor Simpson, Colorado, OH
Stats: 4.65 K/S, .398 hitting percentage, 2.71 D/S, 0.57 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Second every AVCA All-American in program history (Ashley Nu’u, Third-Team in 2006).

 

Krista Vansant, Washington, OH
Stats: 4.67 K/S, .320 hitting percentage, 2.59 D/S, 0.71 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (second team in 2012 and first team in 2013)…Fifth player in program history to be a three-time AVCA All-American honoree.

 

AVCA Second-Team All-America

 

Rhamat Alhassan, Florida, MB
Stats: 2.66 K/S, .458 hitting percentage, 1.32 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Alongside teammates Alex Holston and Mackenzie Dagostino become the 21st, 22nd and 23rd players to earn AVCA All-American accolades while a Florida Gator.

 

Khat Bell, Texas, MB
Stats: 2.38 K/S, .300 hitting percentage, 0.95 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…26th player in Longhorns history to earn AVCA All-American honors…Third team All-American and teammate Molly MCage marks the 27th.

 

Morgan Bergren, Kentucky, S
Stats: 10.94 A/S, .272 team hitting percentage, 1.81 D/S, 0.77 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Ninth player in UK history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Jocelynn Birks, Illinois, OH
Stats: 4.05 K/S, .233 hitting percentage, 2.59 D/S, 0.64 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (third team in 2013)…Sixth player in Illinois history to earn AVCA All-American honors multiple times.

 

Samantha Bricio, Southern California, OH
Stats:
4.28 K/S, .257 hitting percentage, 0.70 Aces/S, 2.88 D/S
Two-time AVCA Second-Team All-American (2012)...This is the school’s 19th AVCA Second-Team All-America certificate.

 

Ali Frantti, Penn State, OH
Stats: 3.21 K/S, .313 hitting percentage, 1.31 D/S
First-time AVCA All-American. 

 

Alexa Gray, BYU, OH
Stats: 3.63 K/S, .288 hitting percentage, 0.81 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (third team in 2013)…Alongside teammate Jen Hamson, become the 10th and 11th players in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors multiple times.

 

Savanah Leaf, Miami, OH
Stats: 4.65 K/S, .312 hitting percentage, 2.46 D/S, 0.77 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Third AVCA All-American in program history (Lane Carico in 2011 and 2012, Emani Sims in 2012).

 

Merete Lutz, Stanford, MB
Stats: 2.53 K/S, .445 hitting percentage, 1.21 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Stanford is tied for most AVCA All-Americans in this year’s class with Penn State and Texas (4).

 

Taylor Morey, Wisconsin, L
Stats: 5.12 D/S, .969 reception percentage
First-time AVCA All-American…Alongside teammate Courtney Thomas, become the 16th and 17th Wisconsin players to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Chaniel Nelson, North Carolina, RS
Stats: 2.93 K/S, .300 hitting percentage, 1.04 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…She is the second UNC player ever to earn AVCA All-American honors (Laura Greene, 2002).

 

Courtney Thomas, Wisconsin, RS
Stats: 2.84 K/S, .338 hitting percentage, 2.19 D/S, 0.76 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Alongside teammate Taylor Morey, become the 16th and 17th Wisconsin players to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Nicole Walsh, Florida State, OH
Stats: 3.93 K/S, .267 hitting percentage, 2.50 D/S
First-time AVCA All-American. Fourth AVCA All-American in Seminoles history.

 

Aiyana Whitney, Penn State, RS
Stats: 2.95 K/S, .364 hitting percentage, 0.81 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Penn State is tied for most AVCA All-Americans in this year’s class with Stanford and Texas (4).

 

AVCA Third-Team All-America

 

Martenne Bettendorf, Oregon, RS
Stats: 3.52 K/S, .309 hitting percentage, 0.73 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Becomes eighth player in Ducks history to earn AVCA All-American accolades.

 

Kelli Browning, Creighton, MB
Stats: 3.15 K/S, .339 hitting percentage, 1.41 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…First ever player in Creighton history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Mackenzie Dagostino, Florida, S
Stats: 11.50 A/S, .319 team hitting percentage, 1.94 D/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Alongside teammates Alex Holston and Rhamat Alhassan become the 21st, 22nd and 23rd players to earn AVCA All-American accolades while a Florida Gator.

 

Deedra Foss, Colorado State, S
Stats: 11.65 K/S, .280 team hitting percentage, 1.99 D/S, 0.73 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…12th player in Rams history to earn AVCA All-America honors.

 

Macey Gardner, Arizona State, OH
Stats: 4.34 K/S, 2.65 D/S, 4.89 Pts/S
First-time AVCA All-American...First Sun Devil to be named All-American since Amanda Burbridge in 2000 (Second-Team)…Gardner is the sixth overall.

 

Madi Kingdon, Arizona, OH
Stats: 5.33 K/S, 3.54 D/S,
First-time AVCA All-American…Eighth overall All-American in Wildcats history, with the most recent coming in 2005.

 

Mary-Kate Marshall, Oregon State, OH
Stats: 4.22 K/S, 2.39 D/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Second Beaver to earn AVCA All-American honors (Rachel Rourke, second team in 2009).

 

Molly McCage, Texas, MB
Stats: .334 hitting percentage, 1.38 B/S
First-time AVCA-American…Alongside teammate Khat Bell, mark the 26th and 27th Longhorns to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Kaleigh Nelson, Washington, RS
Stats: 2.42 K/S, .339 hitting percentage, 0.87 B/S
Two-time AVCA Third-Team All-American…11th player in Huskies history to earn multiple AVCA All-American honors.

 

Caitlin Nolan, Iowa State University, L
Stats: 5.74 D/S, .967 reception percentage
First-time AVCA All-American…The seventh player in Iowa State history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Krystal Rivers, Alabama, RS
Stats: 4.19 K/S, .292 hitting percentage, 1.99 D/S, 0.71 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…Alabama’s first ever AVCA All-American.

 

Kadie Rolfzen, Nebraska, OH
Stats: 3.55 K/S, .244 hitting percentage, 2.77 D/S, 0.64 B/S
Two-time AVCA Third-Team All-American…The 27th player in Huskers history to earn multiple AVCA All-American honors.

 

Lianna Sybeldon, Washington, MB
Stats: 1.76 K/S, .392 hitting percentage, 1.55 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…The 19th different player to in UW history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Paige Tapp, Minnesota, MB
Stats: 2.02 K/S, .354 hitting percentage, 1.55 B/S
First-time AVCA All-American…The 15th player in Minnesota history to earn AVCA All-American honors.