AVCA Announces Volleyball All-America Teams

Dec. 13, 2001

San Diego, Calif. - Sophomore middle blocker Katie Olsovsky has been named to the 2001 AVCA All-America second team, announced the American Volleyball Coaches Association who will present the 21st annual All-America awards Friday, Dec. 14, at the AVCA All-America/Player of the Year banquet at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina.

This is Olsovsky's first AVCA All-America honor. In 2000 she was named to the Volleyball Magazine All-America third team.

Olsovsky led the team with 1.28 blocks per game this season and averaged a .387 attack percentage, 2.35 kills and 2.11 digs per game. She earned her first Pac-10 first team selection and was honored as the AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 15 and twice named the Pac-10 Player of the Week.

Nebraska senior Nancy Metcalf, Stanford junior Logan Tom and Long Beach State University senior Cheryl Weaver have earned their way onto the AVCA Division I First-Team All-America Team for the third time. Arizona senior Dana Burkholder, Colorado State senior Angela Knopf and Wisconsin senior Sherisa Livingston are repeat AVCA First-Team All-America selections from 2000. Other repeat selections include Nebraska junior Amber Holmquist, Nebraska junior Greichaly Cepero, Wisconsin senior Lizzy Fitzgerald and Pacific sophomore Jennifer Joines.

The selections are made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee: chair - Bonnie Kenny, Massachusetts, Judy Green, Alabama, Janice Kruger, Maryland, Kathy Litzau, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Jeff Nelson, Texas Tech, Steve Schlick, Cal Poly, Patti Snyder-Park, Arizona State, Pete Waite, Wisconsin, and Sharon Dingman, Illinois State, AVCA Awards Chair.

2001 AVCA Division I All-America
First Team

Aury Cruz, University of Florida, OH
Dana Burkholder, University of Arizona, S
Tayyiba Haneef, Long Beach State University, OH
Amber Holmquist, University of Nebraska, MB
Angela Knopf, Colorado State University, MB
Sherisa Livingston, University of Wisconsin, MB
Nancy Metcalf, University of Nebraska, RS/Opp
Jenna Moscovic, Texas A&M University, S
Jill Talbot, University of Arizona, RS/Opp
Logan Tom, Stanford University, OH
Cheryl Weaver, Long Beach State University, MB
Kim Willoughby, University of Hawai'i, OH

Second Team
Greichaly Cepero, University of Nebraska, S
Lizzy Fitzgerald, University of Wisconsin, S
Stacey Gordon, The Ohio State University, OH
Erin Hartley, Michigan State University, OH
Benavia Jenkins, University of Florida, MB
Jennifer Joines, University of the Pacific, MB
Jenny Kropp, University of Nebraska, MB
Keri Nishimoto, Long Beach State University, S
Ogonna Nnamani, Stanford University, OH
Katie Olsovsky, University of Southern California, MB

Soraya Santos, Colorado State University, RS/Opp
Katie Wilkins, Pepperdine University, OH

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