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Glass, Abernathy Named All-Americans
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 12/14/2005
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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. 	Hometown
Foluke 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. 	Hometown
Jennifer 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
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