Nov. 26, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz.- Arizona's Kim Glass has been tabbed the Pacific-10's Freshman of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
The outside hitter from Lancaster, Pa., is the first player in school history to garner Freshman of the Year honors and was also named the only freshman first team All-Pac-10 honoree by the conference coaches this season.
Glass, Arizona's top offensive threat, recently broke Barb Bell's eight-year-old freshman kill record. For the season she has recorded a team-leading 425 kills on .288 hitting, 220 digs and 53 total blocks.
In conference play, she tallied 307 kills on .277 hitting. She averaged 4.95 kills and 2.48 digs per game against Pac-10 opposition. She was also twice named the Pac-10 Player of the Week during the course of the year, becoming the first freshman in school history to earn the weekly award.
Ladd and Glass also highlighted the Pac-10 All-Freshman team as well. The pair garnered first team freshman honors, while redshirt freshman Angie Ayers was named a honorable mention selection.
Stanford's Logan Tom repeated as the Pac-10 Player of the Year and Washington's Jim McLaughlin was named the Conference Coach of the Year.
Player of the Year: Logan Tom, Stanford Freshman of the Year: Kim Glass, ARIZONA Coach of the Year: Jim McLaughlin, Washington
2002 All-Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Team Player School Pos. Yr. Emily Adams USC MB So. Paige Benjamin WASH OH Sr. Keao Burdine USC OH So. Juliana Escobar ASU OH Jr. Kim Glass ARIZONA OH Fr. LaToya Harris WSU OH Sr. Mia Jerkov CAL OH So. Gretchen Maurer UW S Sr. Sara McGee STAN MB Jr. Ogonna Nnamani STAN OH So. Katie Olsovsky USC MB Jr. April Ross USC OH Jr. Logan Tom STAN OH Sr. Chrissie Zartman UCLA L So.
Honorable Mention: Dariam Acevedo, ORE; Toni Anderson, USC; Lindsay Closs, ORE; Laura Collins, OSU; Lauren Fendrick, UCLA; Laurie Gardner, ARIZONA; Adrian Hankoff, WSU; Holly Harris, WSU; Jen Harvey, STAN; Courtney Jamtass, WSU; Bre Ladd, ARIZONA; Julia Leddy, ASU; Lisa Rutledge, ARIZONA; Chelsie Schafer, WSU; Sanja Tomasevic, WASH; Leah Young, Cal
2002 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team Player School Pos Dariam Acevedo ORE MB Jenna Brown CAL OH Kim Glass ARIZONA OH Bre Ladd ARIZONA MB Brenn Larson WSU S Candace Lee WASH LHonorable Mention: Angie Ayers, ARIZONA; Jodi Bell, ORE; Haley Jorgensborg, UCLA; Darla Myhre, WASH; Karah Rhodes, OSU; Kelly Russell, ORE; Courtney Schultz, STAN