LaToya Harris Repeats on All-Pac-10 Volleyball First Team
Nov. 20, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Three Washington State University players were named to the 2001 All-Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Team Tuesday.
Harris is a 5-7 right side/left side hitter from Portland, Ore. She is the Cougars leader in kills (3.60 kills per game), digs (2.95 digs per game) and second in service aces (0.37 aces per game). Harris earned first team All-Pac-10 honors as a sophomore last season. She is the eighth player in WSU history to reach 1,000 kills in her career (currently 1,047 kills) and is sixth in WSU career kills standings. Harris' career 97 service aces is fifth-best and 982 digs is sixth on school career lists. She needs only 18 digs to become the fifth Cougar to reach 1,000 career digs and the third in WSU history to reach both 1,000 kills and digs in a career. Other honors this season include being named to the Cougar Challenge and the Kansas State Wildcat Classic all-tournament teams.
Hankoff is a 5-11 junior outside hitter from South Lake Tahoe, Calif. She is leads the Cougars in service aces with 40 this season (0.50 sapg) which is eighth best on WSU's single season standings and second best in the Pac-10 this season. Hankoff also contributes 3.30 kpg and has had double-figure kills in 15 of WSU's 26 matches this year. She was named to the Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team in September.
Surplus is a 6-0 senior setter from Gresham, Ore., who was named to the 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team. She has 2,414 career assists, fifth among WSU all-time career leaders but needs 303 more assists to move into fourth with Krista Beightol. Surplus' 12.29 assists per game average is fourth best in the Pac-10 this season. She leads the Cougars with a .294 hitting percentage. Surplus was named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team in September.
Harris and Surplus are co-captains for the 2001 Cougar volleyball team, currently 15-11 overall and preparing to end the regular season this weekend at the UNLV Thanksgiving Classic Tournament at Las Vegas.
Stanford's Logan Tom was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year while teammate Ogonna Nnamani received Freshman of the Year and Cardinal coach John Dunning was voted Coach of the Year. Twelve players received All-Pac-10 first team honors and another 12 were selected for the honorable mention team. Six freshman were selected for the All-Freshman team with three players named honorable mention. All selections came from a vote of the conference coaches, using a weighted numerical order and not being allowed to vote for members of their own teams.
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