Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rowland & Vansant win All-Region Honors


Two University of Washington players—senior middle blocker Bianca Rowland and freshman outside hitter Krista Vansant—were among the All-Region athletes honored today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association(AVCA). This is Rowland’s third year on the All-Region Team.

AVCA divides the nation’s conferences into eight Regions; the Pac-12 is part of the Pacific Region. Only those athletes named to an All-Region team are eligible for the final All-American team, to be honored next week at the Final Four in San Antonio.

2011 AVCA Division 1 All-Pacific Region
Kendall Bateman**
University of Southern California
S
Sr.
Alaina Bergsma
University of Oregon
OH
Jr.
Chloe Ferrari
University of San Diego
MB
So.
Meagan Ganzer
Washington State University
OH
Sr.
Natalie Hagglund
University of Southern California
L
So.
Jennifer Hamson
Brigham Young University
OPP
So.
Kim Hill
Pepperdine University
OPP
Sr.
Alex Jupiter**
University of Southern California
OH
Sr.
Rachael Kidder
UCLA
OH
Jr.
Tarah Murrey**
University of California
OH
Sr.
Bianca Rowland***
University of Washington
MB
Sr.
Lauren Williams**
University of Southern California
MB
Sr.
Rachel Williams
Stanford University
OH
So.
Carly Wopat
Stanford University
MB
So.
***three-time selection
**two-time selection

Region Freshman of the Year:
Krista Vansant, Washington, OH

Honorable Mention: Amanda Arterburn (Northern Colo., L, Sr.), Katie Fuller (USC, Opp., Jr.), Shannon Hawari (California, MB, Jr.), Cursty Jackson (Arizona, MB, Sr.), Lauren Plum (Oregon, S, So.), Kellie Woolever (Pepperdine, S, So.)

Region Coach of the Year:
Mick Haley, USC


Washington's Bianca Rowland (15)
[Volleyblog Seattle photo by Leslie Hamann]
Washington's Krista Vansant (16)
[Volleyblog Seattle photo by Leslie Hamann]

2 comments:

  1. Does the rule apply for FOY award as well? Looks like the West region may have helped Krista a bit as they didn't select Jane Croson. Although, with Texas and Penn St still in the tournament the award might be between Hancock and Eckerman.

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  2. We'll try to confirm this, but a source tells us the National Freshman of the Year is invariably one of the eight regional FOYs ... Kinda makes sense ...

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