Ross Named Asics/Volleyball Third-Team All-American and Freshman of the Year

Feb. 7, 2001

Los Angeles, CA - Freshman outside hitter April Ross was named a third-team All-American by Volleyball magazine and the 2000 Freshman of the Year after leading USC to the NCAA Championship Semifinals and one of the most successful season for the Women of Troy in recent history.

The first year player is accompanied by junior middle blocker Jennifer Pahl who was named to the Asics/Volleyball magazine All-American honorable mention team. Ross and Pahl also received AVCA All-American second team accolades for the 2000 season.

Katie Olsovsky, USC's freshman middle blocker, was named to the Asics/Volleyball magazine All-Freshman team.

Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-America Team
Player of the Year: Kristee Porter, UCLA
Coach of the Year: John Cook, Nebraska
Freshman of the Year: April Ross, USC

First Team:
Greichaly Cepero, Nebraska
Dana Burkholder, Arizona
Lily Kahumoku, Hawaii
Amber Holmquist, Nebraska
Sherisa Livingston, Wisconsin
Nina Puikkonen, BYU

Second Team:
Nicole Branagh, Minnesota
Cheryl Weaver, Long Beach State
Angela Knopf, Colorado State
Kara Gormsen, Pacific
Sarah McFarland, Loyola Marymount
Lizzy Fitzgerald, Wisconsin

Third Team:
Brooke Rundle, UC Santa Barbara
Jenny Maastricht, Wisconsin
Katie Schumacher, Penn State
Logan Tom, Stanford
Mishka Levy, Penn State
April Ross, USC

Honorable Mention:
Laura Pilakowski (Nebraska), Courtney Cox (Colorado State), Jennifer Joines (Pacific), Denise Boylan (Notre Dame), Alma Kovaci (Temple), Stephanie Hagen (Minnesota), Ynez Carrasco (Santa Clara), Jennifer Paul (USC), Joslynn Gallop (San Jose State), Liz Wegner (Kansas State), Jenna Moscovic (Texas A&M), Elisabeth Bachman (UCLA), Amanda Burbridge (Arizona State), Lindsey Berg (Minnesota), Nicole McCray (Florida), Melanie Hathaway (Cal Poly), Betsy Spicer (Illinois).

All-Freshman Team:
Jennifer Jones (Pacific), Kim Willoughby (Hawaii), Maja Gustin (Hawaii), Aury Cruz (Florida), Stevie Nicolas (Baylor), Katie Olsovsky (USC).

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