COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -Arizona senior outside hitter Kim Glass has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America first team. Meanwhile, fellow senior Jennifer Abernathy was named to the third team. This is the third such honor for Glass (third team in 2003, second team in 2002) and the first for Abernathy. They are the sixth and seventh AVCA All-America selections in Arizona volleyball history.
Glass, the co-MVP of last weekend’s NCAA Tournament Stanford regional, is a four-time All-Pac-10 pick. She is Arizona’s career leader and ranks third all-time in the Pac-10 in kills with 2,151. She tallied at least 10 kills in all 31 matches this season and led the team with 21 double-doubles.
In leading Arizona to it’s best-ever seed in the NCAA Tournament (No. 4), Glass led the Pac-10 in kills and points per game. She averaged 5.48 kills, 3.04 digs, 0.80 blocks and 0.39 service aces per game. Glass was twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week this season.
Abernathy, who was an All-Pac-10 pick for the first time in her career, ranked second on the team in kills (4.11) and digs (3.33). She posted 17 double-doubles on the year and was named Pac-10 Player of the Week once.
Each of the three AVCA All-America Teams is comprised of 12 athletes. The AVCA National Player of the Year will be announced on Dec. 16 at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet.
The selections are made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee: chair ?-Pi’i Aiu, Colorado; John Dunning, Stanford; Laura Farina, Auburn, Burt Fuller, Utah State; Barry Goldberg, American; Nancy Mueller, Illinois-Chicago; Jolene Nagel, Duke; and Mark Rosen, Michigan. The AVCA Awards Chair is New Hampshire Head Coach Jill Hirschinger.
The complete list of All-Americans follows.
2005 AVCA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST-TEAM
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Jane Collymore @ Florida OH Sr. 6-0 Englewood, Colo.
Melissa Elmer ^$ Nebraska MB Sr. 6-2 Fort Wayne, Ind.
Kim Glass !& Arizona OH Sr. 6-4 Lancaster, Pa.
Christina Houghtelling Nebraska RS/Opp Jr. 6-2 Cambridge, Neb.
Lindsey Hunter # Missouri S Sr. 5-10 Papillion, Neb.
Laura Jones # Texas A&M OH Sr. 6-2 Arlington, Texas
Sarah Pavan ^ Nebraska RS/Opp So. 6-5 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Cassie Perret Santa Clara RS/Opp Sr. 6-1 Menlo Park, Calif.
Kristin Richards Stanford OH Jr. 6-0 Orem, Utah
Courtney Thompson ^ Washington S Jr. 5-7 Kent, Wash.
Sanja Tomasevic $ Washington OH Sr. 6-1 Uzice, Serbia & Montenegro
Sam Tortorello ^$ Penn State S Sr. 5-11 Shorewood, Ill.
2005 AVCA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND- TEAM
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. HometownFoluke Akinradewo Stanford MB Fr. 6-3 Plantation, Fla.
Kristen Andre Tennessee MB Sr. 6-1 Kelseyville, Calif.
Leticia Armstrong Texas MB So. 6-1 Elkhart, Ind.
Lauren Brewster @ Notre Dame MB Sr. 6-3 Brentwood, Tenn.
Bibiana Candelas @* Southern California OH Sr. 6-5 Torreon, Mexico
Nicole Fawcett Penn State OH Fr. 6-4 Zanesfield, Ohio
Jennifer Hoffman Louisville MB Sr. 6-1 Chicago, Ill.
Candace Lee Washington Lib/DS Sr. 5-7 Eugene, Ore.
Marisa Main # Ohio State S Jr. 5-9 Louisville, Ky.
Victoria Prince # Hawai’i MB Sr. 6-0 Kennewick, Wash.
Lena Ustymenko Louisville OH Sr. 6-3 Kiev, Ukraine
Melissa Walbridge Penn State MB So. 6-3 Yardley, Pa.
2005 AVCA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD- TEAM
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. HometownJennifer Abernathy Arizona OH Sr. 5-11 Antioch, Calif.
Anna Cmaylo Santa Clara MB So. 6-4 Napa, Calif.
Kanoe Kamana’o ^! Hawai’i S Jr. 5-8 Honolulu, Hawai’i
Bryn Kehoe Stanford S So. 5-11 North Bend, Ohio
Brandy Magee Texas MB Jr. 6-2 Mission Viejo, Calif.
Crystal Matich Santa Clara S So. 5-11 Forestville, Calif.
Angie McGinnis Florida S So. 5-11 Fraser, Mich.
Nana Meriwether UCLA MB Jr. 6-1 Potomac, Md.
Danielle Meyer Ohio State MB So. 6-1 Cincinnati, Ohio
Christal Morrison # Washington OH So. 6-2 Puyallup, Wash.
Jennifer Saleaumua # Nebraska OH Sr. 5-11 National City, Calif.
Sheila Shaw Wisconsin MB Sr. 6-0 Muskego, Wisc.
^ indicates 2004 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
* indicates 2003 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2004 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2003 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 2004 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
! indicates 2003 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
2005 AVCA Division I Freshman of the Year: Nicole Fawcett (Penn State University, Outside Hitter)
2005 AVCA Division I Player of the Year: Announced at AVCA All-America/Players of the Year BanquetSM on Dec. 16, 2005