AVCA 2003 All-America Teams Announced For Division I Volleyball

Dec. 17, 2003

Dallas, Tex. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the 23rd annual AVCA All-America teams for Division I women's volleyball. The awards will be presented December 19, 2003, at the AVCA All-America/Player of the Year Banquet at the Dallas Wyndham Anatole Hotel.

Stanford outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani and senior middle blocker Jennifer Harvey were honored as a first- and second-team selections respectively.

Nnamani, who is a two-time second-team All-America selection prior to this season, led the Cardinal to a 25-7 overall record and third straight appearance in the Sweet Sixteen (22 in 23 seasons overall). The junior from Normal, Illinois, averaged 6.06 points per game and set a single season school record with 627 kills in 2003. Nnamani hit .309 on the season with 5.45 kills, 2.31 digs and 0.63 blocks per game.

Harvey, is a 6-5 middle blocker from Denver, Colorado, who led Stanford with 1.53 blocks per game. Her blocks per game average also led the conference and was ranked in the top 10 nationally. She collected 297 kills on the year and had seven or more blocks in 11 matches this season.

Each of the three All-America Teams is comprised of 12 athletes, whie the AVCA Honorable Mention All-American category was added this year.

2003 AVCA Division I All-America First Team
Emily Adams, Southern California
Cassie Busse, Minnesota
Bibiana Candelas, Southern California
Aury Cruz, Florida
Kele Eveland, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lauren Goehring, Kansas State
Jennifer Joines, Pacific
Ogonna Nnamani, Stanford
April Ross, Southern California
Cara Smith, Penn State
Katie Wilkins, Pepperdine
Kim Willoughby, Hawaii

2003 AVCA Division I All-America Second Team
Keao Burdine, Southern California
Melissa Elmer, Nebraska
Paula Gentil, Minnesota
Stacey Gordon, Ohio State
Jennifer Harvey, Stanford
Benavia Jenkins, Florida
Mia Jerkov, California
Lily Kahumoku, Hawaii
Melissa Munsch, Texas A&M
Sanja Tomasevic, Washington
Sam Tortorello, Penn State
Sherri Williams, Florida

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